Drug Czar: Marijuana Top Drug in Fatal Car Wrecks

President Obama’s drug czar has a warning for America’s stoners: Marijuana is the only drug on the rise in fatal car wrecks.

Deep in the September newsletter from the Office of National Drug Control Policy is a chart based on new Transportation Department statistics that shows 1,588 fatally injured drivers tested positive for cannabinoids in 2012, up from 1,176 in 2005.

Overall, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said 21,394 drivers were killed in traffic crashes in 2012. Some 4,520 testing positive for drugs, or 21 percent.