Massachusetts Courts Strike Down Roadside Sobriety Tests for Weed
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued a unanimous ruling Sept. 19, voiding court testimony based on roadside sobriety tests administered to drivers suspected of driving while high. As the state prepares to roll out legalization, the ruling helps address ongoing questions about how cannabis might affect driving.
AN IMPORTANT RULING
According to the Boston Globe, the court found that while sobriety tests are effective when it comes to finding drunk drivers, there is no scientific consensus that the same roadside sobriety tests are effective or reliable at finding drivers under the influence of cannabis.
The court stated that while there is clear scientific evidence that such field sobriety tests can be used to measure blood alcohol content of at least 0.08 percent, no scientific evidence exists showing a correlation between performance on these tests and “marijuana intoxication.”
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L.A. presses forward with proposed rules for marijuana businesses despite industry concerns
Los Angeles lawmakers tentatively backed a sweeping set of proposed regulations for businesses that grow, sell, process and distribute marijuana Monday, the next step toward giving cannabis the stamp of local legitimacy.
But industry groups said that recent changes to the proposed rules would force existing marijuana growers and manufacturers to shut down as they wait to get city licenses, devastating the industry and triggering layoffs.
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Climbers Rescued From Mountain After Smoking Too Much Weed
Four hikers had to call for help from search and rescue over the weekend when they got a little too high on top of England’s tallest mountain. The group was eventually brought down to safety, but the debacle has stirred up local controversy.
On Saturday evening around 6:30 p.m., Cumbria police were called to help rescue a group of four hikers who were stuck at the top of Scafell Pike. Apparently, the men made it to the top of the peak earlier that afternoon and at some point, consumed what was obviously a little too much weed.
They ended up getting so high they felt like they wouldn’t be able to hike back down again. Answering the emergency call, local police worked with the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team.
The rescue group, which is made up of volunteers who live in the region, successfully brought the stoned hikers back to safety and everybody was off the mountain by 9:45 p.m.
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