Fanning, Jody 1/1/1997 - 31/12/2018
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1 US AZ: LTE: Prop. 203 Poses Motorist RisksFri, 22 Oct 2010
Source:Daily Courier (Prescott, AZ) Author:Fanning, Jody Area:Arizona Lines:58 Added:10/24/2010

Editor:

In Arizona, it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle, aircraft or motorboat with the presence of marijuana components in your system - that is, unless Prop. 203 passes.

If Prop. 203 passes, medical marijuana cardholders will be able to test positive for marijuana and still drive a car, fly a plane or operate a boat. There is no measurement for impairment with marijuana such as there is for alcohol (BAC).

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and other studies, the negative effects on memory, learning and motor coordination can last 30 days or more. This means that people may assume they are safe to drive or operate an airplane or heavy machinery even when they are still mildly or moderately impaired. Arizona law enforcement officers will have their hands tied.

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2 US AZ: OPED: Prop 203 Does Not Make Sense for ArizonaWed, 06 Oct 2010
Source:Camp Verde Bugle, The (AZ) Author:Fanning, Jody Area:Arizona Lines:57 Added:10/07/2010

In Arizona it is illegal to operate a motor vehicle, aircraft or motorboat with the presence of marijuana components in your system - that is unless Prop 203 passes.

If Prop 203 passes, medical marijuana cardholders will be able to test positive for marijuana and still drive a car, fly a plane or operate a boat. There is no measurement for impairment with marijuana such as there is for alcohol (BAC).

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and other studies, the negative effects on memory, learning and motor coordination can last 30 days or more. This means that people may assume they are safe to drive or operate an airplane or heavy machinery, even when they are still mildly or moderately impaired. Arizona law enforcement will have their hands tied. Marijuana supporters state that traffic deaths have not increased in other medical marijuana states. This is just not true. A recent study in California revealed that fatal crashes involving marijuana increased 100 percent during the five-year period following passage of medical marijuana.

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