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Prescription drugs overtake cannabis in fatal crashes

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Since 1993, the profile of a drugged driver has changed substantially. A study shows that more drivers are now testing positive for prescription drugs, cannabis, and multiple drugs, and they are more likely to be older than 50. The study finds that the percentage of drugged drivers with three or more drugs in their system nearly doubled from 1993 to 2010, increasing from 11.5 percent to 21.5 percent. “In 1993, about 1 in 8 drivers were using multiple drugs concurrently. By 2010, it was clos ...

Jun 23 2014, 11:00am CDT

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Here's Where Pot Might Be Legal Soon

Source: Politics - The Huffington Post

Last week a marijuana legalization initiative officially qualified for the ballot in Oreg ...
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US sees profound cultural shift on marijuana legalization

Source: McClatchy DC

More than a third of adults have smoked it - including the last three presidents. Dozens of songs and movies have been made about it. ...
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Coming soon to Utah liquor stores: cannabis oils?

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