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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Well, I'm not sure what you're saying.

    I have implied that legalizing marijuana will undoubtedly increase the number of car accidents caused by stoned drivers,
    No. Not likely. As I did say, the number of pot smokers (not traffic accidents/deaths) may initially increase after legalization, but would later decrease. But the traffic accidents wouldn't be likely to change.

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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    No. Not likely. As I did say, the number of pot smokers (not traffic accidents/deaths) may initially increase after legalization, but would later decrease. But the traffic accidents wouldn't be likely to change.
    Honestly, I don't see it that way. I think not only the number of pot smokers but also the traffic accidents/deaths would not only increase, but stay at that level or possibly even increase. I surmise that there are many young, impressionable adults/teens out there who would smoke pot once legalized and then drive. I see it with alcohol, as well. It isn't banned yet God knows how many people both over/under the age limit that not only use it but drive, as well. It also depends on the age limit on smoking pot.

    I wonder what the death rate/number of traffic accidents/deaths would be in regards to alcohol if it were still banned to the extent of marijuana.

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    Re: Pot and driving:

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Honestly, I don't see it that way. I think not only the number of pot smokers but also the traffic accidents/deaths would not only increase, but stay at that level or possibly even increase. I surmise that there are many young, impressionable adults/teens out there who would smoke pot once legalized and then drive. I see it with alcohol, as well. It isn't banned yet God knows how many people both over/under the age limit that not only use it but drive, as well. It also depends on the age limit on smoking pot.

    I wonder what the death rate/number of traffic accidents/deaths would be in regards to alcohol if it were still banned to the extent of marijuana.
    Wouldn't change. Read about prohibition. Then be sure to read about decriminalization of Marijuana in Spain. Numbers rise at first, then level out over time.
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