Skip to comments.More Drivers Killed Under the Influence of Drugs Than Alcohol
Posted on 05/31/2018 11:08:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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“1. I believe the relative harm to individuals, families and society is far less than many legal substances.”
The article says otherwise.
Hilarious to watch the Reefer Madness drones lap up this disinformation.
This yellow journalist accidentally lets slip that many of the drugs involved are legal prescriptions.
Just having it in your bloodstream doesnt mean they are under the influence. It just means they smoked sometime within the last month, so the conclusion is bogus.
“The article says otherwise.”
No, it does not.
And you cannot quote anything in the article, or from ANY other source that says otherwise.
That’s a challenge.
Should ALL driver be without drink for 24 hours before driving a car?
Alcohol is detectable for 48 hours, at least.
“Then how do you explain that my users are involved in more fatal crashes?”
Did you even read the article? Did you understand what the words said?
The article said pot was detected in 20+% of fatal crashes.
40+% were “multiple drugs” like the ones you or your family member take...Benzodiazepines, Opioids, Cough Medicaines etc.
37% due to alcohol alone.
But anyone who had alcohol AND another substance, went into one of the other categories.
“did a drunken face-plant half way to the next bar”
Universally HYPOCRITES and generally dumbasses.
The drunk and high bastards are thick on this forum.
Pills and whiskey are just fine, but woe unto those who used marijuana, they are a lower life form.
Illustrative of their weak minds for not doing research. And their weak character for being a hypocrite.
I’ve NEVER even tried ANY illegal drugs, including pot, but I’m in favor of medical marijuana. The thing I don’t like, is that if it’s legalized in my state, then fly by night “doctors”, and I use the term lightly, will pop up all over the place. I can’t see every, or even more than a few local physicians prescribing it. I don’t intend to use it, but then, I don’t have any diagnoses that would require it. But I do know pain patients, who will gladly switch to pot, rather than endure what’s happening now, with the government forcing pain management physicians to prescribe only sub-therapeutic doses of pain medication. And I know MS patients who smoke pot for their symptoms, and find it very helpful.
Agreed Marijuana and alcohol are different.
From observations in the 70s and 80s here’s my thoughts.
Stoned users aren’t aggressive as some drunks tend to be. I never saw a mean stoner.
But, pot distorts your perception of time, speed among other things.
Critical in driving and operating machinery.
If you mix the two, wow.
People go to a bar, party or social occasion and have a drink or two. Practically zero impairment.
No one tokes a joint with the idea of no impairment. That’s the reason for smoking, get stoned. And ingesting pot...effects last for many hours.
Aside from the long term effects that have been reported for habitual smoking.
And apparently the newer strains of marijuana are far more potent than what I observed.
I don’t care if you want to stay home and smoke a joint. But we say the same thing about alcohol and yet look at the carnage we have on the highways caused by drunk drivers.
Funny, the total opposition to tobacco but marijuana? Not so much.
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