The Cannabis Conversation: How Can We Prevent Drugged Driving … – Patch.com

From Colorado Department of Transportation: The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), in partnership with marijuana industry, community healthcare, and law enforcement representatives will host an open house to gather opinions on the issue of marijuana impaired driving. The event is part of The Cannabis Conversation, CDOT’s recently launched, safety campaign to reduce cannabis-impaired driving and make Colorado roads safer.

DOT, cannabis-industry representatives, community healthcare, law enforcement and the public will discuss the impacts of cannabis-impaired driving in Colorado and seek potential solutions. The event is open to the public. Food and drink will be provided.

When: Wednesday, March 21, 5-7 p.m. (brief presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

Where: Montclair Recreation Center, 729 Ulster Way, Denver 80230

Who:

Colorado Department of TransportationMarijuana Industry Group (MIG)LightshadeCannabis Business Alliance (CBA)Clinica TepeyacLaw enforcementColorado Department of Public Safety

Colorado continues to see serious marijuana-involved traffic crashes across the state. It’s a problem, and CDOT and its partners are now seeking the community’s input to help address it. In 2016, over 90 percent of marijuana users knowing they can get a DUI for driving high. However, more than 50 percent of users reported driving high in the last 30 days, which puts all roadway users at risk. The Cannabis Conversation seeks to gather information that will help CDOT better understand and influence behavior as it relates to marijuana and driving, with the ultimate goal of reducing cannabis-impaired driving in Colorado.

To learn more about the campaign, visit ColoradoCannabisConvo.com.

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