A 27-year-old Oregon man has been sentenced to 4 years in jail for striking and killing a pedestrian shortly after smoking marijuana.
The case is significant, because it is one of the first cases of deadly drugged driving to come up in Oregon since the state legalized so-called “recreational” marijuana.
According to news sources, the driver in question will be eligible for release from jail with good behavior in just a little over three years.
This tragic case underscores what we have said time and time again: The idea that marijuana somehow is “harmless” or has never killed anyone simply is not true. Marijuana has caused and contributed to many deaths. There are no two ways about it.