How will stoned drivers be regulated by police?

If a blood screen detects five or more nanograms of THC er milliliter of blood in a person’s bloodstream, that individual is considered legally under the influence of drugs.

Late last year Colorado and Washington state each passed ballot measures legalizing marijuana for recreational use. While one legal challenge was resolved another was just beginning. Before, marijuana was simply prohibited. Now it has to be regulated. With their new legal standards for possession and use, Colorado and Washington now have to draw hard lines on a rather hazy landscape, creating legal standards not just for for taxation and licensing, but also some far more nebulous questions, like how much marijuana is reasonable for a single person to possess, and even what constitutes legal intoxication. Meanwhile, forty-eight other states are watching closely to see exactly how they do it.

 

 

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Energy Drinks Mixed with Alcohol Lead to More Risky Behavior: Study

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Red Bull and vodka is riskier than just drinking alcohol.

Drinking the popular mix of Vodka and Red Bull is riskier than drinking alcohol alone, according to a new study.  Researchers found that while physical and mental impairment were no different with the combination, the feeling of intoxication was higher.

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Drinking Coffee Increases Drunkenness

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The combination of alcohol and caffeine produces a potentially lethal mix that just makes it harder to realise you are actually drunk in the first place.  And the study published in Behavioural Neuroscience suggests popular caffeinated energy drinks could also raise risks from intoxication rather than lessen them.

 

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Alcohol Goes To Your Head In Six Minutes

Alcohol Goes To Your Head In Six Minutes

Drinking alcohol goes to your head fast 

For the first time, researchers have proved the rapid changes that drinking alcohol causes in human brain cells.

Previous tests on how alcohol affects the brain have only been done on animals.  Scientists set out to test the well-known saying that just one drink can quickly go to your head.

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Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks

Scientists Warn Of Caffeine Intoxication By Drinking Energy Drinks 

 

I see many people every day and most of them choose to have an energy drink for their breakfast or as part of their breakfast. Energy drinks are quite popular these days, but scientists at the John Hopkins Medical Institutions warn that energy drinks could lead to caffeine intoxication and other health problems. The scientists argue that warning labels should be placed on all beverages that contain caffeine.

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