SAN DIEGO, California (April 30, 2013) – In 1996 California Voters legalized marijuana and ever since this time, there has been an increase in driving stoned. There are many aspects surrounding this issue however. It is still very unclear how stoned is too stoned to drive? A TV station in Seattle tested this question and conducted an experiment where three drivers were put on a track and closely monitored. All three drivers were heavy medical marijuana users. Each driver was first tested while just a little bit stoned. The drivers did okay under police supervisors, although one driver did nick a stop sign. Then the three drivers were asked to smoke a little bit more pot, and they were starting the feel the effects more strongly. One driver almost hit the camera man, and another driver hit a cone. It was concluded that smoking pot definitely causes one’s inhibitions to go down. In California, however, there is no legal limit for driving under the influence of marijuana. The executive director of MADD of San Diego feels laws need to be put into place that place a limit on how much pot one can smoke before driving. S However, San Diego DUI defense attorney Cole Casey states, “”It’s much more difficult to establish a threshold with marijuana, because tolerance plays such a big issue into it.” So until a law is established, many pot smokers are still legally allowed to take to the roads.
“This is a scary issue because there are so many people that smoke medical marijuana in California. There needs to be laws to accompany this fact,” states West Thomas, founder of The Thomas Law Firm, a personal injury law firm in San Diego.