By Megan Tevrizian and Laura McVicker, NBC San Diego, May 13, 2016
Researchers at UC San Diego are launching a three-year study on the impact of marijuana on driving ability.
With the potential for California to legalize marijuana in November, local researchers are aiming to study how pot impacts a driver, how quickly that impairment wears off and how to measure it.
Susan Carpenter, KPCC, May 11, 2016
Fatal car accidents involving people who had recently used pot doubled in Washington State after the drug was legalized almost four years ago, according to a report from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released Tuesday.
Cannabis-involved fatalities increased from 8 percent in 2013 to 17 percent in 2014, according to AAA, which used data from Washington State's Traffic Safety Commission's Fatality Analysis Reporting system to track marijuana use and traffic fatalities from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2014.
CBS News, May 1, 2016
Sue Taylor works hard to stay fit, and stay healthy. This 68-year-old is a regular at the gym, eats kale to keep her cholesterol down, and at home, "homemade" is her motto.
But there's one thing in her healthy lifestyle that may come as a surprise: she includes MARIJUANA in her quest to stay youthful.
Ming-Ray Liao, UCSD Guardian, April 28, 2016
The state of California has given $1.8 million to UCSD scientists in order to develop a sobriety test to determine if drivers are impaired by marijuana. The California State Legislature commissioned the project, which is funded in part by Assembly Bill 266 and the Medical Marijuana Regulation and Safety Act.
Thomas Marcotte, one of the scientists leading the study and a psychiatry professor at UCSD, outlined the research design, which will involve investigating participants under the influence of controlled doses of Tetrahydrocannabinol, the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychoactive effects.