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CHP to step up anti-drugged driving enforcement for 4/20

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“Cannabis, prescription drugs and illegal drugs all can impair driving. Driving is a complex task, and any drug can slow reaction time.”

California Highway Patrol officers in southwest Riverside County and elsewhere are planning increased patrols Tuesday to snare cannabis users who celebrate the unofficial marijuana “holiday” of 4/20 by getting high and driving.

“Alcohol is not the only substance that can lead to an arrest for driving under the influence,” said CHP Officer Mike Lassig, spokesman for the agency’s Temecula-area station. “Cannabis, prescription drugs and illegal drugs all can impair driving. Driving is a complex task, and any drug can slow reaction time.”

The date, April 20, has become synonymous with recreational marijuana-based drug use and is commonly referred to as either “four-twenty” or “Weed Day.” The Grateful Dead helped popularize the phrase.

To Read The Rest Of This Article By City News Service on NBC News 7 San Diego

Published: April 20, 2021

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