Stoned drivers are killing people on sidewalks, even in their own home.
Traffic deaths due to marijuana impairment doubled in California, from 631 for the five years before 2004, to 1241 for the five years after. In Washington state, the average during the 2010 to 2013 period was 32 to 38 per year. After legalization, 75 marijuana impaired drivers were killed. Colorado saw the same outcome: a 100% increase. While DUI’s have gone down in many places, DUID cases involving marijuana have increased.
In Colorado and California, deceptive packaging for marijuana makes pot candies enticing to youngsters. Many edibles look like children’s favorites, such Pop Tarts, Cap’n Crunch, cotton candy, Pixie Sticks and Gummy Bears. At least 14 children were hospitalized for marijuana poisoning in Colorado last year.
It’s ironic that Kandy Care, in a pink package calls itself medical cannabis and carries a label “not a food.” It looks just like cotton candy. How many two-, three-, four and five-year olds can read?