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More Colorado drivers in fatal
crashes positive for pot, study says

Denver Post, by John Ingold

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 5/16/2014 3:38:25 PM

Two new University of Colorado studies paint an ominous picture of the direction of the state since marijuana commercialization, but neither provides conclusive evidence that legal pot is causing harm. One study shows more drivers involved in fatal car accidents in Colorado are testing positive for marijuana — and that Colorado has a higher percentage of such drivers testing positive for pot than other states even when controlled for several variables. But the data the researchers use does not reveal whether those drivers were impaired at the time of the crash or whether they were at fault.

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Quelle surprise.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 5/16/2014 3:47:53 PM     (No. 9851373)

" But the data the researchers use does not reveal whether those drivers were impaired at the time of the crash or whether they were at fault. "

Well then what was the purpose of the study?

(A donut with no hole is a danish...)

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Reply 2 - Posted by: anewme800, 5/16/2014 4:02:19 PM     (No. 9851383)

More. Like 3? That´s more. Since there wasn´t a study before, then technically 1 is more. sigh


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Reply 3 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 5/16/2014 4:23:45 PM     (No. 9851400)

Good ol´ Darwinian natural selection at work.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Hazymac, 5/16/2014 4:39:31 PM     (No. 9851411)

Well, duh. "Studies" strike again. We´d be bereft without studies. It sounds as if some people are doing the modern version of the grumpy, disapproving headmaster in Reefer Madness (1936), Mr. Carroll, who would have been a far better person if he had taken a big hit and held it, like Louis Armstrong, a viper who loved to light a tea and let it be.

Unlike, say, cocaine or Xanax, which are quickly metabolized and leave the bloodstream within hours or a day or two at most, residual signs of marijuana stay in the bloodstream for about one month after one has smoked it. The high lasts for an hour or two, and if anything it would make one more cautious behind the wheel. Alcohol has the opposite effect, emboldening drivers. I would prefer that all drivers be sober when they drive--I am--but in traffic I´d rather be around a hundred stoners than one drunk.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: strike3, 5/16/2014 5:25:05 PM     (No. 9851460)

The first and last time I ever smoked grass, I was in my twenties and was with a hot little mama in a Porsche and found myself doing 90 on a Philadelphia freeway. The lights flying by were soooo cool. Tell me it doesn´t cause you to do very stupid things and not realize you´re doing them. It´s not a harmless relaxation drug at all, it can get you and those around you killed in a heartbeat.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: rochow, 5/16/2014 5:25:50 PM     (No. 9851461)

Good riddance to bad rubbish.....hope that those who were involved and not on drugs that they survived!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 5/17/2014 1:33:14 AM     (No. 9851909)

Have we heard from OSHA yet on workplace accidents ?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: mikkins2, 5/17/2014 3:29:00 AM     (No. 9851939)

Its a nonsense study. It doesnt conclude that marijuana caused the accidents. It just states that more people test postive for its use, in a state in which it is legal, than in states that its use is not.

Well daaaaaaa.....

It could also conclude that more people in fatal accidents in Colorado wore Denver Bronco´s jerseys than in other states as well.

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