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Rep. Marra Supports Amendment to Make Cannabis Use While Driving Illegal

Posted on March 18, 2024

During today’s Transportation Committee meeting, Rep. Tom O’Dea proposed an amendment to a separate piece of legislation that would make it illegal for drivers to use cannabis. Incredibly, Connecticut law enforcement officers are currently prohibited from stopping drivers who they suspect or can even see are using cannabis while behind the wheel!

As drivers, we know that using alcohol creates a potentially dangerous situation and for that reason there are strict limits on impairment. However, for

Rep. Marra Asks NTSB Official About Multiple Substance Impaired Driving

Posted on March 13, 2024

Earlier today, I had the opportunity to ask an official from the NTSB about impaired driving, specifically driving under the influence of alcohol AND other drugs, including cannabis.

His answer was enlightening, especially when he said many states stop testing for other substances once a level of impairment is reached.

Honoring Women-Owned Businesses for Women’s History Month

Posted on March 13, 2024

Highlighting Women’s History Month and honoring women-owned businesses and local women who are making a difference right here in our community, yesterday State Rep. Tracy Marra met with Darien’s Dr. Katie.

Dr. Katie, owned by Katie Takayasu, combines traditional Western medicine with complementary modalities like acupuncture, mind-body medicine, botanical medicine, and nutrition to help patients holistically achieve their goals. More information about her practice can be found at https://www.drkatie.com/