Evidently the entity that is NASCAR is trying to somehow spin that marijuana is to blame for the recent tragic death of Kevin Ward Jr. For those who don't know the story, the facts are this: Ward Jr.'s car was struck and sidelined by another car driven by racing celebrity Tony Stewart. A heated Ward proceeded to get out of his car and tried to confront Stewart over the incident. In a sad state of events, Stewart’s car ended up hitting Ward Jr. on the track, killing him almost instantly. An "official" investigation has been conducted, and a Grand Jury decided not to press any charges against Tony Stewart.
The story should have ended there.
Once again, mainstream media—goaded by the District Attorney overseeing the investigation—is using this tragedy as a opportunity to blame the evil marijuana plant as the culprit.
VIA: USA Today:
Toxicology reports revealed Kevin Ward Jr., was under the influence of marijuana on the night he was struck and killed by a sprint car driven by Tony Stewart, Ontario County (N.Y.) District Attorney Michael Tantillo said Wednesday.
At a news conference to announce that a grand jury had declined to indict Stewart in Ward’s death, Tantillo said the level of marijuana in Ward’s system was high enough to impair judgment.
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