marijuana

Synthetic marijuana to be classified as controlled drug, illegal for drivers to possess

| January 15, 2014

The DEA announced it will classify synthetic marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug, thereby making truck operators who use synthetic marijuana and fail a drug test as no longer disqualified to operate a commercial motor ...

Legal pot: Still a no go for truckers

| January 03, 2014

Marijuana is still prohibited for truck drivers, despite some state measures to legalize the drug. Here's a roundup of previous OD coverage on legal pot, including science behind driving while stoned and legal pot's potential ...

ATA calls truck driver drug use study ‘inaccurate and sensationalized’

| October 29, 2013

The American Trucking Associations Monday pointedly took aim at a recently released study — which suggested that drug and alcohol use among truck drivers worldwide is not uncommon — calling the study disrespectful to truck ...

Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

| May 23, 2013

A recent Scientific American article says marijuana slows reaction time and impairs distance perception behind the wheel.

Reefer Madness: How will pot legalization affect trucking?

| January 22, 2013

Let’s talk about pot for minute, shall we?

Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

| October 16, 2012

More than 60 percent of Overdrive readers favored some form of marijuana-use legalization or decriminalization, with a majority reflecting three current state ballot initiatives beyond medical use.

Hot buttons: Legalize marijuana?

| September 10, 2012

DOT: Medical marijuana still off-limits

Jill Dunn | October 29, 2009

The U.S. Department of Transportation will continue its no tolerance stand on marijuana for medical purposes or otherwise.

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