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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    I don't know about you guys but if I ever try to drive with pot it just makes me go reeeaally slow.
    Same here. Truthfully, I wouldn't drive high anymore even if I did smoke, but it's no reason to keep it illegal. Alcohol takes so many lives, and it is one of the leading causes of violent crime.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    I have to say, that my friend drives high all the time, and he obeys all the rules as far as I'm aware. That being said, I know he's a personal example and not even close to proof that it's ok. It's a moot point about legalization, because drinking affects your driving and it's still legal
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by NaturallyChill View Post
    I have to say, that my friend drives high all the time, and he obeys all the rules as far as I'm aware. That being said, I know he's a personal example and not even close to proof that it's ok. It's a moot point about legalization, because drinking affects your driving and it's still legal
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Platypus View Post
    I don't know about you guys but if I ever try to drive with pot it just makes me go reeeaally slow.
    I've also heard people say that it makes them stop reeeaally slow, too .. so that by the time they actually do stop, they're half way into the intersection after running that red light.

    Indeed, every aspect of neuro-mechanics is slowed down while on pot, so that driving reaction time simply takes longer, whether it's determining and actuating the pressure to put on the gas pedal .. or the brake pedal.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    I've also heard people say that it makes them stop reeeaally slow, too .. so that by the time they actually do stop, they're half way into the intersection after running that red light.

    Indeed, every aspect of neuro-mechanics is slowed down while on pot, so that driving reaction time simply takes longer, whether it's determining and actuating the pressure to put on the gas pedal .. or the brake pedal.
    I've been smoking for thirty five gears or so and have never seen or heard such a thing outside anti-pot propaganda.

    There is a reality of impairment but your data sets are WAY off, in my experience anyway.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by NaturallyChill View Post
    I have to say, that my friend drives high all the time, and he obeys all the rules as far as I'm aware. That being said, I know he's a personal example and not even close to proof that it's ok. It's a moot point about legalization, because drinking affects your driving and it's still legal
    I can't speak for anyone else, but if I were to drive high on weed, I would be impaired. Anybody who drives high should be subject to the same penalties as those who drive drunk.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    I've also heard people say that it makes them stop reeeaally slow, too .. so that by the time they actually do stop, they're half way into the intersection after running that red light.

    Indeed, every aspect of neuro-mechanics is slowed down while on pot, so that driving reaction time simply takes longer, whether it's determining and actuating the pressure to put on the gas pedal .. or the brake pedal.
    It depends on the weed. And how much someone smokes. When I drove high, I usually drove well because I was extra careful. So long as people concentrate on driving, they're fine. The problem with pot is that when someone daydreams while driving, it takes their mind longer to switch back into driving mode if an emergency happens. Once I was while driving high, and the douche bag in front of me suddenly stopped, and he had no break lights. To top things off, it was raining. I saw his car sitting there in front of me. I took note of that. I thought to myself "that car in front of me is not moving- oh ****!" I had to go through the process in my mind. It's like I saw him sitting there, but my brain took a few seconds to catch up. Trouble was, there were cars parked on the shoulder of the road (two lane road) so I couldn't swerve off to avoid him. The pavement was wet so when I hit the breaks, the car continued to lurch forward. Thankfully, my reflexes were not dimmed at all. Once aware of the situation, I made the split second decision to swerve into the oncoming lane which was free of traffic at the time, and into a side road. I was thankful for the antilock breaks having done spin outs before on wet pavement.

    On pot, the brain cannot multi task. When driving, everything's fine UNLESS something unexpected happens. Then there could be trouble.
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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    All you're proving by asking this question is that you don't know how to read. Sorry that you have literary difficulties

    The gateway theory has been thoroughly debunked many times. It's like saying people who smoke cigarettes are prone to doing other drugs. I'm sure it's true of some but statistically it's not a trend.



    I firmly believe that no matter what intoxicant you are on, you still have basic knowledge of what is happening... i.e. I should or shouldn't get into a car right now. People use alcohol as an excuse to act stupid, and then blame the intoxicant. I've met plenty of drinkers who love to get hammered, but they make accommodations to get home later that don't include driving their own vehicles.

    You can blame the intoxicant all you want but there are still underlying choices that people make, and it's those actions which become affected by the intoxicant.

    In other words, drinking or smoking do not drive people to make stupid choices. It's the people who do that. It's no different than saying guns kill people. Actually, it's people that kill people.

    Temporal people caught driving impaired with weed in their system the majority of the time have alcohol also...cross addicts with weed are commonplace..no one said anything about gateway drug....

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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I can't speak for anyone else, but if I were to drive high on weed, I would be impaired. Anybody who drives high should be subject to the same penalties as those who drive drunk.
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    You and everyone else that drives high on weed are impaired...this is one of the many subjects that people make their own rules up for because they LOVE WEED...or use it...its the same with all other special interest subjects

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    Re: Pot and driving:

    You know guys, I REALLY want marijuana legal so this kind of stuff can happen. I mean, we really DON'T have enough deaths from traffic accidents.

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