Millions admit driving high on pot

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AAA has released a new report finding many people drive after using pot.

"An alarming finding shows that an estimated 14.8 million drivers report getting behind the wheel within one hour after using marijuana in the past 30 days," according to the AAA report.

It also found 7% of Americans reported they approved of driving after recently using marijuana. 

The executive director of the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety takes issue with that notion.

“Marijuana can significantly alter reaction times and impair a driver’s judgment. Yet, many drivers don’t consider marijuana-impaired driving as risky as other behaviors like driving drunk or talking on the phone while driving,” said Dr. David Yang. “It is important for everyone to understand that driving after recently using marijuana can put themselves and others at risk.”

The study also found that marijuana users are overwhelmingly not concerned that cops with catch them driving high.

AAA indicates about 70% of drivers in America feel they are unlikely to be caught by the police while driving under the influence of marijuana. 

AAA Louisiana spokesman Don Redman says the findings are a big concern as more states look into legalizing recreational pot.

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