April is National Cannabis Awareness Month. Like with other awareness months, this one aims to bring facts about the plant to light. While those who support the use of marijuana for recreational and medicinal use want people to know that the drug is a safe and useful one, those opposed to its recreational use want people to be aware of its potential dangers.
According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the number of drivers who admit to driving while stoned has grown by 50 percent since a survey taken in 2007. At that time, the number of drivers who admitted to driving after smoking marijuana was 8.6 percent. That number rose to 12.6 percent in 2014 and is expected to be higher today.
Drivers who tested positive for some type of substance that would impair driving was 22 percent in 2014. Those substances include both legal and illegal drugs and medications.… Read More