Before sentencing the 27-year-old driver who was high on medical marijuana when he struck and killed a Portland bicyclist, Judge Michael Greenlick talked to him about the dangers of driving under the influence of pot -- medicinal or not.
"One of the things that greatly concerned me when marijuana was legalized ... was that we'd see more situations like this," Greenlick told Kenneth Britt Smith during the Thursday hearing in Multnomah County Circuit Court. "I assume you know that your marijuana smoking days are over, at least while you're on post-prison supervision for this."
Greenlick then sentenced Smith to 6¼ years in prison for striking cyclist Martin Greenough near Northeast 42nd Avenue and Lombard Street with his 2000 Ford Crown Victoria. The crash happened Dec. 12, 2015, less than six months after recreational marijuana became legal in Oregon and officials ramped up public saftey campaigns against driving while high.
Greenough, 38, died at the scene. Click here to read more....