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Driving under the influence of marijuana

Posted at 1:31 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 15:31:08-04

Personal Injury Attorney Craig Swapp says according to an article by the Washington Post, 35 million Americans use marijuana at least once a month. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) a 2014 study reported there were 7,000 new users of marijuana a day.

Swapp says the main active ingredient in marijuana affects areas of the brain that control your body's movements, balance, coordination, memory and judgement. All of those things directly, or indirectly affect someone's ability to drive.

Swapp says it's hard to know how many Utah drivers may be under the influence, but it is important to pay attention to other drivers. And, remember driving with any drug or alcohol is a very dangerous thing to do.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a driver impaired by marijuana, get the help you need by calling the experienced attorneys at Craig Swapp & Associates at 1-800-404-9000 or by visiting