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Alaska Voices Concern Over Colorado Marijuana DUI

Colorado and Washington allow for the sale of recreational marijuana and related THC products. Alaska will decide in November whether it will change its drug laws to follow suit. Ballot Measure 2, which allows recreational pot, may pass later this year making the State another to the list of legalized states.

One of the concerns voiced over the proposed legislation regards DUI cases. Colorado has spend tax payer revenue on DUI-D and drug recognition training for its police officers, and Alaska would likely do the same if recreational marijuana were to be introduced.

The article cited states that both driving under the influence of marijuana as well as underage possession cases have risen in Colorado since marijuana sales started, but this author is aware of no broad statistic to prove the same.

It should be noted that the same source cites a new Colorado study, the 2013 Healthy Kids Colorado Survey show that the percentage of students who thought that marijuana posed a great to moderate risk declined by a small percentage. The survey also offers that one in five Colorado students have used marijuana in the past 30 days and mote than 33% have used it in their life.

The Healthy Kids Colorado Survey’s final state and regional results will be posted later this year at http://www.chd.dphe.state.co.us/.

 

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