New Report: Colorado Tests Thousands of Drivers for Pot, 2/3rds are Positive

first_imgNew Report: Two-Thirds of DUIs in Colorado Test Positive for MarijuanaMedia Release SAM 10 September 2018Family First Comment: A published report by the state of Colorado found that in 2016, about 73% of some 4,000 drivers charged with driving under the influence tested positive for marijuana. Half of the drivers who tested positive were over the legal limit of THC in their blood – the psychoactive compound found in pot. And 53% admit they smoked marijuana within two hours of getting behind the wheel.More than half admit marijuana use within two hours of getting behind the wheelIn one of the most concerning developments to date, a published report by the state of Colorado found that in 2016, about 73% of some 4,000 drivers charged with driving under the influence tested positive for marijuana. The report, by the Division of Criminal Justice, also revealed that half of the drivers who tested positive were over the legal limit of THC in their blood. That’s the psychoactive compound found in pot. And 53 percent admit they smoked marijuana within two hours of getting behind the wheel.Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and affiliate Marijuana Accountability Coalition (MAC) stand in firm opposition to the industry’s lies about marijuana’s effects and incessant promotion of their highly potent products. With 77% pot shops in Colorado already recommending pot to pregnant mothers, this is just one more reason why legalizing the recreational use of marijuana was a step in the wrong direction.“I have read thousands of research reports over the last 25 years – and this one is one of the most alarming,” said Dr. Kevin Sabet, founder and president of SAM. “To make matters worse, marijuana impairment is most likely underrepresented in data due to the fact that it is so hard to gauge. Other states considering legalization must pump the breaks and take note of such damning reports.”Since legalization in Colorado, the marijuana industry has created a whole host of issues including the targeting of minorities and children, workforce problems, a thriving black market, and increased poison control center calls and emergency room visits.“Each day, the marijuana industry in Colorado gives the rest of the nation one more lesson to learn from,” said Justin Luke Riley, founder of the MAC – a marijuana industry watchdog in Colorado. “The MAC will continue to work to shine a light where Big Marijuana doesn’t want it shown.” read more

IMCA starts fourth decade at Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez with 3-day show

first_imgIMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – Rob Beagley, Jason Beshears, Shad Cooper, Francisco Cordova, Joshua Cordova, Tomi Duarte, Jason Duggins, Kyler Duggins, Shane Grippin, Richard Killingbeck, Cameron Martin, Gavin Meeks, Shawna Meeks, Chad Nelson, Andy Pearce, Scott Tenney, Sid Tenney and Pete Terwilleger. IMCA SportMods – Brian Baker, Steve Blair, Brian Carey, Robby Claborn, Andy Clower, Danny Concelman, Michael Egurola Jr., Clay Erickson, Justin Erickson, David Farley, Shelby Frye, Robert Gallegos, Patrick Giratas, Chad Green, Jackson Harpole, Rex Higgins, Mike Hunter, Timothy Ihnen, Joey Jock, Kevin Johnson, Brooklynne Kibel, Anthony Madrid, Wes Meeks, Jesse Minor, J.D. Parsons, Bo Partain, Josh Pate, Jason Pugh, Mark Rodgers, Camron Spangler, Jason Spruell, Chris Toth, Ty Weidner, Jimmy Wilson and Lance Yoxsimer. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, E3 Spark Plugs Colorado State and track points are at stake each night. The same IMCA divisions are also on May 22-24 cards at Cortez. Both the pill draw and drivers’ meeting will be on Facebook Live.  Mach-1 Sport Compacts – Billy Ayres Jr., Krissy Carpenter, Chelsea Clark, Jim Klokke, Rafe O’Brien, Michael Pratt, Ron Richardson, Darren Sage, Matt Schlamann, Jason Spruell and Paul Weller. Pre-registered IMCA drivers for what will rank as one of the biggest events held at Cortez hail from half a dozen states and additional parking has been added to accommodate those race teams. IMCA Modifieds – Jeff Anderson, Chaz Baca Jr., Josh Cain, Bryson Curry, Shane DeVolder, Don Geist, Trevor Geist, Dillon Hill, Brenda Kirby, Austin Kuehl, Zachary Madrid, Mike Magee, Lance Mari, Roy Meeks, Anthony Merritt, William Miller, Jacob Pace, Sean Stacy and Michael Thing Jr. CORTEZ, Colo. – A fourth decade of IMCA racing at Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez begins with a three-day show Friday through Sunday, May 15-17. More information about the Covid Clash and viewing online is available on Facebook. The grandstands will be closed and social distancing will be enforced in the pit area per CDC recommendations. A facial covering will be required away from pit stalls or when not in the race car. Drivers should pre-register through MyRacePass and must sign in at the track by 5:20 p.m. on Friday.  Pre-registered drivers now include:  An open practice runs from 4:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday and pit gates open at 8 a.m. Friday. Racing starts at 7 p.m. that evening. Car and driver is $60 and pit passes are $35. Drivers and crew members are asked to pay with a check or exact change. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – Allen Bradley, Braiden Breaux, Ron Brewer, Levi Card, Racely Card, Steffan Carey, Archie Clark, Robert Cody, R.C. Combs, Darrell Cordary, Race Fisher, Duane Frandsen, John Grandjean, Ed Henderson, Gene Henrie, Tony Hill, Jordan Hockenhull, Jason Josselyn, Jay Kibel, Dillon Lawrence, Robert Lewis, Steve Livingston, Hannah Miller, Rob Moseley, Shawn Parish, J.C. Parmeley, Clint Rapier, Nuggett Shupe, Dennis Spencer and Travis Sutherlin. “We have kind of been at a loss for words with the response from drivers and the racing community,” said Briggs. “We’ll be running ‘B’ mains for the Modifieds, Stock Cars, Hobby Stocks and SportMods.” Fairgrounds Speedway Cortez crowned its first IMCA Modified track champion in 1991 and first Stock Car track champion two years later.  “It’s been overwhelming. The response we’ve gotten for the Covid Clash has been amazing,” Race Director Rowdy Briggs said of early-entry numbers for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, IMCA SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts. “We have 139 pre-registered now and know of more that are coming.”last_img read more