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This angle isn't new.they've been conflating presence with impairment for years and years.
We need to wait until "levels" are established. THEN studies will be accurate and relevant.
Now, its the same thing as saying someone saw you drunk at a bar last week so your accident must be alcohol related.
Broken causal link.
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The Psychology of Persuasion
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― Stephen R. Covey
When I was younger, smoking pot actually made me a safer, sometimes a bit slower than needed driver. Every single person I knew that smoked pot was the same way. There are ways to tell if someone is under the influence of pot based on your saliva although I'm not sure if that would be accurate.
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I would agree, not being a scientist, that it's possible that marijuana triggers some increased level in alcohol to impair the user, the same way some drugs impact the effectiveness of other drugs when taken in combination. But even so, it would indicate that marijuana, when taken with alcohol, makes alcohol consumption exponentially more dangerous when it comes to impaired driving.
I didn't notice any indication that there is a separate category of fatal accidents of marijuana users who didn't also have some level of alcohol in their system, which I may have missed, but it also may indicate that marijuana use, on its own, has not been shown to be a contributor to impairment causing fatal accidents.
There will never be pure science perfection to the results of such studies. I would say, from a personal perspective, it seems logical to me that anything that alters your normal state has the potential to adversely affect your ability to operate a vehicle.
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