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The Inconclusive Effects of marijuana on driving ability

The Inconclusive Effects of marijuana on driving ability | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it

The THC metabolite THC-COOH can be present in the urine for weeks after last exposure.Some studies finding no relation between marijuana use and driving impairment use urine drug screens for THC-COOH as a marker for use, a clear invitation to bias.Studies have indicated that marijuana use impairs visual tracking, reaction time, and attention.Blood THC concentrations are only measurable in the first 2 hours after smoking, but cognitive and motor effects may last for 8 hours or longer.A negative blood test for THC does not rule-out impairment from marijuana.Whereas laboratory studies have consistently demonstrated marijuana-induced impairment of vision, coordination, and attention, driving-simulation studies have not been as clear.Studies demonstrate that alcohol impairs driving ability along with the subject’s ability to perceive the impairment; in contrast, cannabis makes the subject feel he is more impaired than he actually is.

- See more at: http://www.thepoisonreview.com/2014/04/09/effects-on-marijuana-on-driving-ability/#sthash.0HuGtHoq.dpuf


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I would say conclusively from experience that driving while stoned is a complete no-no. Time, space and reaction all go to pot (!) for a good couple of hours after smoking and the subjective experience is worsened by the notion that you are driving far worse than you are, hence pottering along at 10mph  thinking you're doing 40.

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Why do men take more drugs than women? - Telegraph

Why do men take more drugs than women? - Telegraph | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Three times as many men are regular drug users than women, according to the latest official figures. Why, asks Theo Merz
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If you use drugs, you must be very naive or very principled to answer a survey honestly

If you use drugs, you must be very naive or very principled to answer a survey honestly | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Two different sets of statistics on Scottish illegal drug use have been published in the past few days – the Scottish drug misuse database (SDMD) on initial assessments for specialist drug treatment; and…
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43 Years Later: Has the "War on Drugs" Been Successful? - Leafly

43 Years Later: Has the "War on Drugs" Been Successful? - Leafly | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
43 Years Later: Has the "War on Drugs" Been Successful?
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Per the London School of Economics, “Standard economics presumes that customers buy whatever brings them the greatest joy.” If that item is not available, they will buy something else.
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Bulls injure three matadors, halting Madrid bullfight

Bulls injure three matadors, halting Madrid bullfight | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Half-tonne fighting bulls skewered or trampled all three matadors in an extraordinary upset at Madrid's prestigious Las Ventas bullring, forcing the entire spectacle to be cancelled.
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Excellent! Bulls 3-0 Matadors.

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Uruguay to sell marijuana tax-free to undercut drug cartels - Independent.ie

Uruguay to sell marijuana tax-free to undercut drug cartels - Independent.ie | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Uruguay will exempt marijuana production and sales from taxes in a bid to ensure prices remain low enough to undercut competition from black market pot smuggled in from Paraguay, accord
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blindingly obvious, eminently sensible.

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A turning tide

A turning tide | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
REPORTS can be notable both for what they say and for the people they are endorsed by. A report on drugs policy that will be launched later today in London is a case...
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Uruguay unveils marijuana regulation details | Al Jazeera America

Uruguay unveils marijuana regulation details | Al Jazeera America | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Law will be closely monitored throughout the hemisphere, as more countries mull drug policy alternatives
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If only................

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'I Will Die Soon – I Know That': Meeting the Real Christiane F | VICE United Kingdom

'I Will Die Soon – I Know That': Meeting the Real Christiane F | VICE United Kingdom | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
The inspiration for the cult Berlin heroin film talks Bowie, fame and mortality.
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Presence Orb uses Wi-Fi to detect if buses and bars are full (Wired UK)

Presence Orb uses Wi-Fi to detect if buses and bars are full (Wired UK) | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
By listening to the signal your phone broadcasts as it searches for Wi-Fi networks, Presence Orb wants to provide an anonymised data stream showing where everyone is in real-time
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HEROIN CAN SAVE LIVES. | 30 years of AIDS Service

HEROIN CAN SAVE LIVES. | 30 years of AIDS Service | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
„Did you know?“ Visit our campaign on HIV and AIDS. The German AIDS Service organization celebrates 30 years of AIDS Service in Germany. Thank you for your support over all those years!
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Six Months of Marijuana Sales: Positive Trends Emerge in Colorado

Six Months of Marijuana Sales: Positive Trends Emerge in Colorado | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
With the passage of Amendment 64 in November 2012, Colorado made history and became one of the first two states to approve legal regulation of the cultivation, manufacture and sale of marijuana for ad (After Six Months of #Marijuana Sales: Positive...
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Here's An Annotated Chart Of Oil Prices Since The Lincoln Presidency

Here's An Annotated Chart Of Oil Prices Since The Lincoln Presidency | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Our favorite chart from BP shows the price of oil every year since Abraham Lincoln became president. It's annotated with major oil shock events.
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Reagan-Appointed Judge Wants to Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, LSD

Reagan-Appointed Judge Wants to Legalize Cocaine, Heroin, Meth, LSD | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court judge nominated by former President Ronald Reagan believes that all illegal drugs should be decriminalized and regulated by the government.

Richard Posner, who sits on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Cir...
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it's coming!!!

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Meet the British Police Trying to Decriminalize Drugs | VICE United States

Meet the British Police Trying to Decriminalize Drugs | VICE United States | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Plenty of cops are tired of fighting the War on Drugs, a battle they know full well they’re never going to win. In 2002, a group of American police set up LEAP. Though it remains relatively small, LEA…
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In defence of hedonism | Rationalist Association

In defence of hedonism | Rationalist Association | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Epicurus was far from the lover of fine food his name now suggests. In fact, his ideas liberated his followers from fear of the gods, writes David Sedley
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Restaurant Reservation Service LaFourchette Gobbled Up By TripAdvisor For ~$140M | TechCrunch

Restaurant Reservation Service LaFourchette Gobbled Up By TripAdvisor For ~$140M | TechCrunch | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
European restaurant reservation service LaFourchette -- the so-called OpenTable of France -- has entered into agreement to be acquired by NASDAQ-listed travel..
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next please!

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How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic)

How to Create a Super Strong Password (Infographic) | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
In the wake of the recent Heartbleed SSL bug revelation, it's more crucial now than ever to update all of your online passwords. Here's how in one...
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Powdered alcohol, seriously? A health risk we don't need

Powdered alcohol, seriously? A health risk we don't need | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Opening a bottle and pouring liquid into a glass isn’t exactly an arduous task but a US company hopes to release a powdered variety to make consuming alcohol that little bit easier – and more portable…
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Seven Important Truths About How the World Takes Drugs in 2014 | VICE United Kingdom

Seven Important Truths About How the World Takes Drugs in 2014 | VICE United Kingdom | Up The Gorge | Scoop.it
Good news: we can start stereotyping countries based on the drugs they like.
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List of mergers and acquisitions by Apple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

List of mergers and acquisitions by Apple - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Apple Inc. is an American multinational corporation with a focus on designing and manufacturing consumer electronics and software products. It was established in Cupertino, California on April 1, 1976 by Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak and Ronald Wayne, and incorporated on January 3, 1977.

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