Pubdate: Sun, 23 Feb 2003
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Chris Hagglund
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


You commented at the end of Chris Buors' Feb. 15 letter that, "A driver 
high on pot is a driver likely to kill -- to believe otherwise is both 
foolish and dangerous."

I interested to know, where does your research come from?

Chris Buors' supporting research is credible and is among other studies 
which have shown that drivers under the influence of cannabis actually do 
drive better. They tend to be more cautious, slow down, leave more space 
and pay more attention to what is going on around them. I would personally 
attribute the better driving to the paranoia side effect of cannabis.

I have also experienced this side effect while driving under the influence 
of cannabis and my intoxicant-free passengers noted how much my usually 
reckless driving had improved.

Please, smoke some cannabis and go for a drive and you will surely see the 
truth for yourself.

Chris Hagglund


(We base our statement on the deaths of five Kanata teens killed in a crash 
where the driver was high on pot. Your views are reckless if they encourage 
a single individual to follow your lead)
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