In the last two decades, numerous states have radically reformed stances on marijuana, creating a vast patchwork of laws from place-to-place. However, no matter where you live, driving under the impairing influence of any substance - legal or otherwise - is against the law.
Florida may soon be among those to allow consumption of cannabis for medicinal purposes. Voters are set to consider Amendment 2 in November. But the measure has staunch opponents, and some of those have come forward to say that if the law passes, Floridians will be gambling with their safety on the roadway.
Specifically, the "Don't Let Florida Go to Pot" coalition, which includes the Florida Sheriffs Association, asserts that 25 percent of all deadly wrecks are connected to the consumption of marijuana. Our Daytona Beach car accident attorneys have seen the devastation wrought by impaired drivers. Would the passage of this measure mean more of these tragedies in Florida?