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Car accidents could rise along with cannabis legalization

Recreational cannabis is legal in California, but many people may wonder about the impact of legalization on roadway safety. There's little evidence on how cannabis can affect a person's driving abilities, and there has only been limited research to find a legal limit for cannabis consumption before driving that's similar to the blood alcohol concentration used to regulate drunk driving. However, some studies indicate that concerns are legitimate when it comes to the potential for increased car accidents due to cannabis intoxication.

Probable cause and your rights

Driving home late after work one evening in California, an officer pulls you over for having a tail light out. After approaching your vehicle and asking you preliminary questions, the officer asks to search your vehicle. You worry that the officer may find traces or marijuana or an empty beer can if you consent to the search, but you also worry that refusing to consent will make the officer believe you have something to hide.

The safety concerns connected to stretch limos

There are many for-hire vehicle options here in the Los Angeles area. One such option that people sometimes chose in connection to parties, celebrations or other special events is a stretch limo. However, there are some safety concerns that come up in relation to such vehicles.

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