MAY 27, 2018 BY STEVESCHULIN
Only fools believe marijuana was the CAUSE of all those fatal accidents, especially since its metabolites remain in the system for 30+ days after use.
Pot has become a Religion. The Fact that a good portion of the Population is driving around stoned out of their minds, and killing people, is a byproduct.
Translation = Our level of spending is outpacing drunk driving fines and yellow light camera fines, that we now need a new revenue stream. That it may make roads safer is not a concern here.
Pot causes brain damage and permanent cognitive problems, as well as inducing psychosis in a significant percentage of users. Not to mention lung problems, COPD and lung cancer. It has all the same carcinogens as tobacco.
Wait for it The pot can do no wrong has no side effects and cures cancer crowd will be along shortly
From what I’ve observed during my regular 35-40,000 miles driving each year (for many years) I’ve concluded that poor/agressive driving accounts for far more fatalities than drugs and alcohol combined.
It's because our bodies do not recognize cannabis as a foreign substance. That's why it stays in our system for so long. All other drugs are quickly filtered out.
The percentiles are not a factual representation of the number of accidents caused by driving while stoned.
Reefer Madness is NOT a factual documentary!
ISTB (I’ve said this before):
As a former pothead, I despise marijuana.
The Libertarian Legacy.
alcohol IS a drug ...
It’s interesting to see all the FR dopers self-identify.
Its interesting to see all the FR statists self-identify.
This news article has a very misleading coupling of headline and lede. The lede focuses on marijuana, with a figure of 22.3%. But the headline refers to those who tested positive for “one or more substances,” which is 44%. Yes, that is higher than the 37.9% who tested positive for alcohol, but it appears that the intent of the story is to blame marijuana for auto fatalities since it never mentions what those other substances might be and how an increase in their use might be to blame.
“The report also found that 44 percent of drivers killed in automobile accidents in 2016 who were tested for drugs tested positive for one or more substances a number that was up 28 percent from 10 years prior. That figure eclipsed the 37.9 percent who were known to have been tested for alcohol and tested positive a figure that actually fell in the last decade, from 41 percent in 2006.”
Traffic deaths have fallen by about 20% since 2006, despite nationwide loosening of mj laws.
If you wanna marijuana legal, then:
24-hour abstinence before driving a car.
Driving is a privilege, not a right. Pilots have to abstain from legal alcohol for 24 hours before flying a plane.
I do not want to be a statistical sacrifice to libertine pseudo-libertarian leftism.
If you have to drive every day, well then, too bad.
Cell Phones. Young people can’t stop looking at the damn things. Some older people too!
A nation of zombies with future neck and posture problems.
I don’t like or use pot but it should be legalized simply because it does help some people and it for sure isn’t any worse than alcohol which is seen being used in just about every tv show and movie these days.