DUID Will Increase The repeal of Prohibition not only brought social acceptance to drinking alcohol; it also caused an influx of drunk driving.
In 1933 the 21st Amendment repealed Prohibition nationwide.
But legislating morality has also proved difficult.
As far back as 1926, RM Maciver warned that puritanical legislation was not necessarily a proper object of political lawmaking.(1) Prohibition was repealed just seven years later.
And we have used scientific research to help us determine how much is too much and how to detect whether a driver is intoxicated.
Looking back at how our understanding of alcohol intoxication and driving under the influence (DUI) evolved allows us to make certain predictions about the impact of marijuana legalization.
By using one, an untold number of lives could be saved.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics in 2010.
The same societal forces that led to the repeal of Prohibition are currently shaping the trend toward relaxing marijuana laws.
A Gallup poll in November 2017 showed support for recreational marijuana legalization at 64 percent, a record high.(2) That support is carrying over to the voting booth.