Massachusetts public safety officials are teaming up with a marijuana business to curb drugged driving. Sira Naturals, which runs three medical marijuana dispensaries and has a cultivation license for recreational marijuana, announced the launch of a public service announcement (PSA) highlighting the dangers of impaired driving. “Don’t drive stoned. Ever,” a young woman says in the PSA, which is titled, “Let’s Do This Right.” Sira Naturals CEO Michael Dundas urged responsible usage of marijuana as he stood with Massachusetts public safety and law enforcement officials, who are launching their own related campaign against drugged driving. “It remains illegal and dangerous to drive under the influence of marijuana,” State Police Major Richard Ball added. Massachusetts voters broadly legalized marijuana for adults ages 21 and over in 2016. Homegrowing and gifting of marijuana is allowed, with limits, while retail sales of recreational marijuana remains weeks away. The first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in 2015. Ball urged people who choose to take marijuana to plan ahead and get on the MBTA or use a ride-hailing app like Uber and Lyft. Ball said State Police drug recognition experts can do “field assessments” to determine whether somebody is under the influence of marijuana. According to… Read full this story
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