dr_blasto: Marijuana isn't a narcotic.
txchad: He needs marijuana to treat nausea from his vertigoYeah, right.
Therion: drivers behave differently on marijuana than after drinking. They drive slower, but they also have trouble staying in their lane and lack a quick response time.Some studies indicate that stoned drivers are 33 percent more likely than sober drivers to be involved in a fatal crash.A couple of weeks back some farker joked "NPR = Nice Polite Republicans"That makes more and more sense every time I think about it in conjunction with an NPR story ...
buzzcut73: Easy enough. I can come up with some sort of box with electronics inside that has super secret source code and a laser that will produce a number.I won't tell you how it works, because trade secret, but honest, it is a valid result.
vudukungfu: Start taking DLs and Cell phone from texters driving and when you have that all under control then we can talk about weed.
MemeSlave: dr_blasto: Marijuana isn't a narcotic.Over in 2. NPR fails.
txchad: If they keep giggling when you ask them for their drivers license, they're to high to drive.
ko_kyi: I am not a scientist, but I would think it would be pretty tough to devise an objective test.From my observation, a given amount of marijuana can make person A barely feel it, person B turns into Tommy Chong, and person C gets a moderate buzz.
FumblingTowardsSanity: A cannabis high is very subjective to the user and their tolerance and experience. Any sort of quantitative test is either going to be so low that everybody fails (most likely scenario) or high enough that some people drive that shouldn't.Functional inebriation tests, or "field sobriety" tests are actually more accurate if performed without mindset of "Everyone is guilty and we need to prove it".
garkola: "Are you small?""No man, I'm tall, I'm tall!"
Sanguine Dawn: Ooh, I can pull studies out of my ass too: Some studies indicate that really impaired bud smokers are less likely to drive than similarly intoxicated drunk ones. Of course, nevermind that you never get the same degree of intoxication out of marijuana that you'd ever get from even 3 stiff drinks.These people keep trying to compare and conflate and make alcohol to be the same marijuana but they aren't the same. Not even in the same league. I've never heard of anyone "blacking out" on pot. Never heard of anyone vomiting or having the room spin from too much pot. It doesn't cause vertigo, dizziness, nausea or heighten your belief in your own capabilities. If anything, pot makes people far too cautious.Every drunk I've ever drove with had a lead foot. They ALWAYS speed. Every pothead I've driven with goes at or under the speed limit. Weed makes your paranoid, booze makes you careless and "invincible." You tell me who you'd rather have on the road./Anecdotal
Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The people who are unsafe drivers when they are stoned are the inexperienced, occasional smokers. If everybody smoked two joints a day, driving high would be zero problem as everybody would know how to function.
dr_blasto: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: The people who are unsafe drivers when they are stoned are the inexperienced, occasional smokers. If everybody smoked two joints a day, driving high would be zero problem as everybody would know how to function.What if they smoked two joints before they smoked two joints, then they smoked two more?Mabye two at times of peace and two at times of war?
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