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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Hell no. If pot makes me have to read the same page of a book twenty times over before I can follow the story then no way in hell should I be operating a vehicle on it.
    or sit at a stop sign waiting for it to turn green

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    You take me too seriously. I must learn that all humor is not self-evident. But you do tend to follow the speed limit which is not the wri=ong strategy if you drive in the right lanes. Seriously, the slight paranoia makes you a more careful driver.

    I don't drive while buzzed and I don't think anybody should. Why? Self-preservation.

    But for the OP, there are different levels of stoned as there are different levels of alcohol inebriation. A little is OK, a lot is not. If you misjudge, you may be headed to prison.






    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    You do realize that someone driving too slow is almost as bad as someone driving too fast? People wanting to move the correct speed will have a tendency to want to pass, causing additional issues.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    As far as you know, has anyone ever been injured or killed by a driver who was under the influence of pot? I've been told that there is not one single fatality attributable to m/j.
    It's not that there isn't any, its that such reports are rarely, if ever, reported. I personally know someone who was killed due to someone high on pot and driving. They were not driving slow. In fact they were speeding. From what I gathered the guy was so high that he couldn't feel his extremities unless his attention was directly brought to those extremities. So his foot was probably pressed down harder than he realized due to an improperly placed drivers seat. (ie seat was too close to the front for his size) He was also driving a stolen vehicle. Though in his defense he hadn't realized that it wasn't his vehicle in his drug induced state. The owner had left the keys in the ignition and the car was the same make/model/paint job as the drivers car. So it was kind of understandable that the driver had gotten in it. I've made that mistake myself a couple of times and I wasn't even drunk or high but completely sober. But it was also that sobriety that made me realize I wasn't in my car because the inside didn't have the same items in it. And I'm not the only one that happens to. Someone got into my car thinking it was his before also..at least until he got inside lol.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    You take me too seriously. I must learn that all humor is not self-evident. But you do tend to follow the speed limit which is not the wri=ong strategy if you drive in the right lanes. Seriously, the slight paranoia makes you a more careful driver.

    I don't drive while buzzed and I don't think anybody should. Why? Self-preservation.

    But for the OP, there are different levels of stoned as there are different levels of alcohol inebriation. A little is OK, a lot is not. If you misjudge, you may be headed to prison.
    I'll learn.

    Pot definitely affects your judgement, and the speed which one can handle an event (ball bouncing into the street) or the level reaction (slamming on the brakes when an acorn falls in the street). Been there, many years ago.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Ok, but as you can see with some of your friends, it can be done safely, right?
    I've driven drunk before (so long as we're being honest), and come away completely scott free. However, just because you technically can do something stupid and dangerous without getting in trouble, doesn't mean that you should.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    I think I can safely suggest that marijuana was not the primary cause of this behavior. If he stole a sandwich, I would believe it but a car is just too ambitious for a stoner. Or it was a good excuse for car theft. Or I'm wrong.

    Choose one.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    It's not that there isn't any, its that such reports are rarely, if ever, reported. I personally know someone who was killed due to someone high on pot and driving. They were not driving slow. In fact they were speeding. From what I gathered the guy was so high that he couldn't feel his extremities unless his attention was directly brought to those extremities. So his foot was probably pressed down harder than he realized due to an improperly placed drivers seat. (ie seat was too close to the front for his size) He was also driving a stolen vehicle. Though in his defense he hadn't realized that it wasn't his vehicle in his drug induced state. The owner had left the keys in the ignition and the car was the same make/model/paint job as the drivers car. So it was kind of understandable that the driver had gotten in it. I've made that mistake myself a couple of times and I wasn't even drunk or high but completely sober. But it was also that sobriety that made me realize I wasn't in my car because the inside didn't have the same items in it. And I'm not the only one that happens to. Someone got into my car thinking it was his before also..at least until he got inside lol.

    Anyways you might be thinking how I know all these details...all I can say is I live in a small town and in small towns word spreads quickly when something major happens.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Which means you are too stoned to drive. So don't drive. Or go to jail.


    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I'll learn.

    Pot definitely affects your judgement, and the speed which one can handle an event (ball bouncing into the street) or the level reaction (slamming on the brakes when an acorn falls in the street). Been there, many years ago.

    Those behind you need to be able to react to anything YOU do. If there is no foreseeable cause for your reaction, it's not going to end well.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    However, just because you technically can do something stupid and dangerous without getting in trouble, doesn't mean that you should.
    1000% agree.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Since it appears from many arguments I've seen that pot actually has no ill or dangerous effects either to the user or any one around them and causes basically zero impairment of judgment or reflexes, shouldn't driving while high be legal? If not, why not?

    Choices will be yes, no, and I don't know.

    Need a second to get the poll up.
    I don't know who's claiming that, but it's rather silly.

    There is no reason for pot to be illegal, but that doesn't mean it doesn't impair certain functions while a person is on it.

    So do a lot of prescription medications, as well as alcohol, and it should be illegal for a person to drive while on any of them. I'd include pot in that, no question.

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    Re: Should driving during or right after smoking pot be legal?

    Quote Originally Posted by specklebang View Post
    Which means you are too stoned to drive. So don't drive. Or go to jail.
    And who is going to judge when you're too stoned to drive?

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