Substance Abuse Centers Say Evidence Shows More Coloradans Are Driving Stoned

June 26, 2014 4:36 PM

Substance Abuse Centers Say Evidence Shows More Coloradans Are Driving Stoned
" DENVER (CBS4) – It’s been almost seven months since stores in Colorado began selling legal pot, and one substance abuse treatment center says it is seeing a growing number of people who have been arrested for being high and driving since then.

Art Schut, interim CEO of the Arapahoe House, told CBS4 marijuana abusers used to be a small percentage of his patients. Now he says they are a noticeable part of the program.

He says with marijuana legal, users need to take a harder stance on what they do after they have consumed the drug.

“There’s this perception that I’ve used a little bit so it’s okay. And, just in general, if you’re a driver you shouldn’t use anything,” he said "

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