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Three active duty soldiers stationed in Fort Carson, Colorado are being held on $10,000 bond while facing second degree burglary charges for breaking into Rocky Road Remedies – a medical cannabis dispensary located in Colorado Springs. The soldiers broke in around 2 a.m. by smashing a lock on the establishment’s back door.
Unfortunately for the suspects, police officers happened to be right next door responding to an unrelated call. While the soldiers attempted to go out the way they came in, they realized the back door was jammed. When they tried to use the front door, they realized it was reenforced with iron bars. In short, they were trapped inside the dispensary.
Soon enough police noticed the soldier/burglars and placed them under arrest.
According to the owner of Rock Road Remedies, “It’s definitely humorous because in the videotape you see them running back and forth, back and forth, kind of realizing that they’re trapped and they are going to get caught.”
To make matters even worse, the pot and cash were locked away in a safe, so even if the soldier/burglars weren’t reenacting a Three Stooges routine, it is unlikely they would have made off with anything valuable.
Despite what the nation’s “Drug Czar” Gil Kerlikowske might say and what his office might promote, it’s being proven that driving under the influence of marijuana does not make you a dangerous driver. In fact, a new study shows that it makes virtually no difference in the driving abilities of most drivers.
Of course, that may not be saying much given the state of some highways in this nation, but at least the road hogs and blind spot lurkers don’t drive any worse while high.
Most of the studies for stoned and drunk driving were conducted in the 1970s. Driving simulators, measurement tools, and even drug potency were different then. Although studies into drunk driving have continued to the present, studies of marijuana’s effects on driving have not. A new study from researchers at the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center has found that marijuana’s effects on driving – including separating data between men and women – is negligible.1
The research is legitimate, double-blind, placebo-controlled and used 85 subjects (50 men, 35 women) on driving simulators. Subjects were tested sober and then shortly after having smoked either a 2.9% THC marijuana joint or an identical placebo.
The only measurable difference in driving between those who were sober when stoned was that they tended to slow down and drive slower than otherwise. Which any safety advocate will tell you is almost always a good thing.
Other studies conducted overseas, including one in Israel published in 2008,2 showed similar results.
These studies and their findings should call into question every “impaired driving” law in which marijuana is treated the same as alcohol and hard drugs.
Of course, as marijuana becomes more and more socially acceptable and laws regarding its use loosen or are eliminated, a review of laws that lump it in with other, much more impairing drugs should be conducted as well.
1 – Sex differences in the effects of marijuana on simulated driving performance. by BM Anderson, M Rizzo, et al, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, March 2010
2 – Effects of THC on driving performance, physiological state and subjective feelings relative to alcohol. by A Ronen, P Gershon, et al, Accident; analysis and prevention, May 2008
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Vancouver’s Prince of Pot Marc Emery has been transferred to a low-security federal prison in Georgia for non-U.S. “deportable aliens.”
Emery, who had expected to be transferred to a California facility, is now at the D. Ray James Correctional Facility in Folkston, Ga.
The facility, which had been a state prison known for violent incidents among inmates, was changed in October to an Immigration & Naturalization Services low-security federal prison for “deportable aliens,” according to a blog entry by Emery.
In the entry, addressed to his wife Jodie on the Cannabis Culture website, Emery said the move was made to “send me as far away from you as possible.”
Jodie said Sunday that Emery is doing all right and “trying to keep his spirits up” as he continues to apply for a transfer to serve his time in Canada.
Emery, 52, was sentenced by a U.S. judge to five years in prison for selling marijuana seeds to U.S. customers through his business, Marc Emery Direct.
Emery has been a political activist for three decades.
Norman Grant Smith, a marijuana activist, is urging Emery’s supporters to write to the federal public safety minister to petition for his immediate transfer to Canada.