Marijuana and driving: medicated is not “stoned”

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The government that supplies Irvin Rosenfeld with medical marijuana [10 to 12 joints a day for the past 28 years] has for decades denied the drug’s efficacy, penalized those states that legalized medicinal cannabis and actively prosecuted suppliers in those states.  Rosenfeld says the drug acts as “a muscle relaxant, an anti-inflammatory, a painkiller and keeps tumors from growing.”

What it does not do, he said, is get him high.

I don’t get high. I need the medicine; I’m not getting any euphoria,” he said.

Rosenfeld said the marijuana allows him to maintain a normal life. He’s been married for 36 years, goes to work every day, volunteers teaching disabled children to sail, and is working on a book. (Source)

From Stoned driving or just THC positive?

Does a positive Urine Analysis test or Blood Test for THC (Marijuana) indicate or confirm a driver is under the influence at the time the drug test is administered?  NO!

A current and upcoming debate in DUI Laws is whether Marijuana impairs a motorist’s ability to operate a vehicle. More importantly is the fact that Marijuana has a long “shelf life”, meaning that it can exist in a person’s blood stream long after having any effect on their mental and motor skills. Continue reading

Medical Marijuana Month on daytime TV

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February is medical marijuana month. Not sure if mainstream media was aware, but the topic popped up left and right last week. Here are some clips from “The Doctors”, “Tyra”, and “Shatner Raw” – an interview with Whoopie Goldberg.