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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    And yet, people drink and drive.
    Exactly. They would also possess alcohol if it were illegal. People who break the law don't care about the law. You already said that you obey the law.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Exactly. They would also possess alcohol if it were illegal.
    Fewer would. I would not have it in my fridge at the moment if it was illegal.

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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Fewer would. I would not have it in my fridge at the moment if it was illegal.
    I know you wouldn't. We've already established that.

    How do you know fewer would though? How do you explain that they would honor one law and not another?
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    I know you wouldn't. We've already established that.

    How do you know fewer would though? How do you explain that they would honor one law and not another?
    People do not think as they otherwise would when not under the influence. Nearly everyone caught drunk driving will admit the next day that they did something stupid and wouldn't have if not under the influence.

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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    How do you define "high"? Right now the law can drag you away if you have detectable levels of THC in your blood, even if you haven't smoked in over a week.

    I don't think we can apply the same methodology to pot as we do to alcohol. They have different standards, affect people differently, and the presence in the body tissues is longer with pot. Up to a month, if I recall.

    What if, hypothetically, you breathe in pot smoke second hand, but never smoked? You could be charged with a DUI in some states.
    Just a note to allay unnecessary worry.

    Secondhand pot smoke wont get you busted.

    There are "background" natural cannabinoids in your bloodstream.

    These levels wont be elevated enough by casual contact to pop positive for thc.

    Never have heard of anybody who doesn't partake being busted for secondhand exposure.

    Its not the same as eating a poppyseed muffin will give a false positive for opiates.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    The arguement is more would partake because it is legal. It's certainly one of the reasons I no longer smoke.
    In countries where Pot has been legalized or decriminalized, initially the number of users go up, but later stabilizes and then drops. I can provide links if you want.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Ok: there's being "high" or "under the influence of a substance" and then there's "having THC in your blood" - you can tell if someone's smoked weed and is 'high' - per that link I gave it specifies this.

    I thought you were clear on these differences between these things since you agree that testing THC levels is futile.

    And beyond stating these differences I can't help you much more - if you don't get what I am and am not discussing at this point then oh well.
    Yeah, the problem we face is that "being high" is subjective enough to where we can't just leave it to the discretion of a police officer. After a long day at work I could very well have a few characteristics of someone who is high (eyes red from fatigue, slower response times, slower speech) but I've never smoked a blunt in my life. There needs to be some kind of empirical test, like we have with a breathalyzer for alcohol.

    It's a definite technical challenge.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    but I've never smoked a blunt in my life.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    Pharmaceutical THC isn't the same. You don't have to smoke marijuana either. You can ingest it or vaporize it.



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    Re: Pot and driving:

    I don't know about you guys but if I ever try to drive with pot it just makes me go reeeaally slow.

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