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Marijuana auto accidents increase in Colorado

According to a recent report in the Denver Post, an uptick of marijuana involved auto fatalities have caused concern for many state officials in Colorado. In 2016, Colorado had 77 motorists died while under the influence of cannabis and its primary intoxicating substance (THC 9). And that was a dramatic increase over previous years.

Areas to watch out for while driving on April 20

April 20 has been a controversial holiday for the last couple of decades. Typically, those who celebrate cannabis culture mark the occasion by smoking marijuana around 4:20 p.m. Others use the occasion to get high for the majority of the day. As one of the first states to legalize pot for recreational use, Colorado becomes an especially popular destination around this time of year.

New breathalyzer may be able to detect marijuana on breath

Law enforcement currently detects THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, through a blood or urine test. This poses several problems when someone is pulled over for driving under the influence, however.

"Cannabis Conversation" reveals driver attitudes toward marijuana

We warn drivers from an early age not to drink and get behind the wheel. Ahead of prom season, for example, many high schools put on demonstrations about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol. While drinking and driving is still a major cause of accidents on the road, no one can legitimately say they were unaware it is dangerous to drive drunk.

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