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Colorado launches campaign to stop stoned driving

March 6, 2014 • Entertainment


State trooper Carrie Jackson completes a roadside Drug Influence Evaluation sheet on a clipboard, during a several week long Drug Recognition Expert class at the Colorado State Patrol Training Academy, in Golden, Colo., Thursday March 6, 2014. The ongoing training is happening as Colorado struggles to keep accurate statewide records on marijuana-impaired drivers, with state police chiefs saying they need more money to train officers in recognizing stoned drivers. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks — an effort to stop stoned driving.

The Colorado Department of Transportation unveiled the “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign Thursday, the state’s first effort since marijuana was legalized in 2012 to remind drivers that pot should be treated like alcohol and not used Login to read more

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