Be Careful, it’s 4/20!By
Most people know to stay off the roads on New Year’s Eve, or at least use extra caution out of respect for the higher rates of drunk drivers. Less well known are the dangers associated with April 20th.
On this date, marijuana smokers the world over, but mostly in America, will celebrate their affection for recreational intoxication. Throughout the day, but with greatest frequency at 4:20 pm, thousands of pot enthusiasts will be getting high in an international display of enthusiasm. Some of this will be done in private, but law enforcement agencies are preparing for public displays of open law breaking and increased rates of accidental injury.
Marijuana impairs the central nervous system for up to four hours, meaning that even the private celebratory “hit” inhaled by an enthusiast at 4:20, will keep him in a diminished capacity long through the evening commute home.
In edition to being cautious on the roadways, today is a great day for cautious parents to conduct an impromptu urine test of their teens. The most common time for kids to smoke marijuana is after school on weekdays. Today’s celebration completes the trifecta. A test conducted this evening with have a higher likelihood of exposing what may be a developing habit of drug use.
For more on marijuana, please visit our Marijuana Tutorial, where we’ve got all you ever wanted to know about this, the most popular illicit substance used by teens.
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