Forty four percent of Americans say that marijuana should be legalized, and sixty five believe that it will be legal within ten years. People say that weed is less dangerous than alcohol and tobacco, because it doesn’t cause drunk driving and isn’t as bad for your lungs. However, marijuana use does alter your mental status.
A mother in Phoenix, Arizona drove away with her baby on top of the car, still in his car seat. She didn’t even notice when the car seat fell off and landed in the middle of an intersection. The baby’s nineteen year old mother, Catalina Clouser, had been smoking marijuana at the time. Her boyfriend had just been arrested on suspicion of aggravated DUI earlier in the afternoon. She was upset and went to a friend’s house to smoke some more. She forgot the child when leaving the friend’s house.
The child was not harmed, and the mother is being faced with aggravated driving under the influence and child abuse.