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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby Art Vandelay » Fri May 15, 2009 1:55 pm

acsguitar wrote:My one CON against legalizing Pot is the fact that there can't really be a Sobriety test for Pot. You can't "Blow" positive for pot.

That's a positive, in my opinion. That would mean police would actually have to observe a driver, you know, doing something wrong, like swerving, driving recklessly, or otherwise breaking the law in order to cite them.
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 15, 2009 1:57 pm

Art Vandelay wrote:
acsguitar wrote:My one CON against legalizing Pot is the fact that there can't really be a Sobriety test for Pot. You can't "Blow" positive for pot.

That's a positive, in my opinion. That would mean police would actually have to observe a driver, you know, doing something wrong, like swerving, driving recklessly, or otherwise breaking the law in order to cite them.


True...It's the only problem with pot I have though is smoking and driving
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby ThatDude » Fri May 15, 2009 2:13 pm

acsguitar wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:
acsguitar wrote:My one CON against legalizing Pot is the fact that there can't really be a Sobriety test for Pot. You can't "Blow" positive for pot.

That's a positive, in my opinion. That would mean police would actually have to observe a driver, you know, doing something wrong, like swerving, driving recklessly, or otherwise breaking the law in order to cite them.


True...It's the only problem with pot I have though is smoking and driving


Why?

There's far more distracting things you can do while driving. People talk on their phones and eat their mcgriddles while driving all the time, and I'd consider that to be just as much of a problem.

And honestly, weed cures my leadfoot. I'll tear down highways doing 90+ in a 65 when I'm sober, but with any quantity of weed in the car, the cruise control gets locked in at 64.
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 15, 2009 2:36 pm

ThatDude wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
Art Vandelay wrote:That's a positive, in my opinion. That would mean police would actually have to observe a driver, you know, doing something wrong, like swerving, driving recklessly, or otherwise breaking the law in order to cite them.


True...It's the only problem with pot I have though is smoking and driving


Why?

There's far more distracting things you can do while driving. People talk on their phones and eat their mcgriddles while driving all the time, and I'd consider that to be just as much of a problem.

And honestly, weed cures my leadfoot. I'll tear down highways doing 90+ in a 65 when I'm sober, but with any quantity of weed in the car, the cruise control gets locked in at 64.


Well ok I have problems smoking and driving or did. Trust me I hit a guy going 2 MPH when I went to eat a MCdonalds french fry and rear ended a dude
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby ThatDude » Fri May 15, 2009 2:44 pm

acsguitar wrote:
ThatDude wrote:
acsguitar wrote:
True...It's the only problem with pot I have though is smoking and driving


Why?

There's far more distracting things you can do while driving. People talk on their phones and eat their mcgriddles while driving all the time, and I'd consider that to be just as much of a problem.

And honestly, weed cures my leadfoot. I'll tear down highways doing 90+ in a 65 when I'm sober, but with any quantity of weed in the car, the cruise control gets locked in at 64.


Well ok I have problems smoking and driving or did. Trust me I hit a guy going 2 MPH when I went to eat a MCdonalds french fry and rear ended a dude


That's just as much the fault of you eating while driving as it is being stoned.

Being careless is being careless, regardless of the reason why.
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby jlm53089 » Fri May 15, 2009 3:08 pm

Driving while high is not that bad, I honestly feel like I am more focused, and in a zone of sorts.
But that is baiscally what is keeping from it being legal is because you are not supposed to drive while intoxicated with anything.
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby acsguitar » Fri May 15, 2009 3:24 pm

jlm53089 wrote:Driving while high is not that bad, I honestly feel like I am more focused, and in a zone of sorts.
But that is baiscally what is keeping from it being legal is because you are not supposed to drive while intoxicated with anything.


Driving while high is a reaction time reducer definitely. Also I find it hard to concentrate say in the rain or at night with all the tracers
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri May 15, 2009 3:29 pm

acsguitar wrote:
jlm53089 wrote:Driving while high is not that bad, I honestly feel like I am more focused, and in a zone of sorts.
But that is baiscally what is keeping from it being legal is because you are not supposed to drive while intoxicated with anything.


Driving while high is a reaction time reducer definitely. Also I find it hard to concentrate say in the rain or at night with all the tracers


driving in a snowstorm is like going into hyperspace :-b
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby Curtis Pride » Fri May 15, 2009 3:42 pm

As someone who doesn't smoke, allow me to say that pot should be legal.

As should coke, heroin, mushrooms and any other mind altering substance that people want to put into their own bodies.

They are not hurting anyone else by doing it.

Now, if they hurt people as a result of being under that substance (violence, driving under the influence, etc) then that should be penalized just as it is with drunk driving.

We're missing out on tens of billions of dollars in potential tax revenues with this foolish "war". Plus, it would allow us to either fire or redeploy half of the nation's police forces.
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Re: Drug Czar Calls for End to "War on Drugs"

Postby ThatDude » Fri May 15, 2009 3:49 pm

Curtis Pride wrote:As someone who doesn't smoke, allow me to say that pot should be legal.

As should coke, heroin, mushrooms and any other mind altering substance that people want to put into their own bodies.

They are not hurting anyone else by doing it.

Now, if they hurt people as a result of being under that substance (violence, driving under the influence, etc) then that should be penalized just as it is with drunk driving.

We're missing out on tens of billions of dollars in potential tax revenues with this foolish "war". Plus, it would allow us to either fire or redeploy half of the nation's police forces.


I'd say tens of billions is a lowball figure.
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