marijuana

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

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 vehicle.

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Legal pot: Still a no go for truckers

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 affect on trucking.

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

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 drivers.

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Scientific American weighs in on driving while stoned

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

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Reefer Madness: How will pot legalization affect trucking?

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

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Hot button: Call a truce with marijuana?

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.

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Hot buttons: Legalize marijuana?

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DOT: Medical marijuana still off-limits

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

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