The National Security Council (NSC) reported that preventable deaths are at a record high. They also point out that pubic awareness is lagging. A recent survey by the NSC documents the fact that many of us are unaware of some of the greatest risks to our lives. In fact, less than half of Americans (49%) believe we can eliminate most or all “accidental” deaths.
In several states, the sight of police drawing blood to check for drug impairment is becoming common. But is it a practice we should adopt in Virginia?
Opioid abuse and addiction are epidemic in the U.S. today. Many states (including Virginia) have laws
that permit medical marijuana to be sold and used. To date, it is still illegal to operate a vehicle while impaired under the influence of marijuana or other drugs (whether medicinal or recreational). It is also illegal to operate a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol. [Read more…]