Pubdate: Fri, 08 May 2009
Source: Miramichi Leader (CN NK)
Copyright: 2009 Brunswick News Inc.
Author: Russell Barth


These drug-driving laws are nothing more than a ploy to allow cops to
profile pot users - meaning the young, the poor, people of color, or
people with non-regulation hairstyles. Canadians smoke more pot than
any other country, we smoke the most potent pot in the world, we admit
to toking and driving more than any other country, our population is
constantly growing, and the number of cars on the road increases every
year. Yet the number of crashes continues to decline.

This would suggest, as most science on the subject also says, that pot
makes people drive slower and more cautiously. While pot can impair
some people, it doesn't impair everyone and doesn't impair every time.
But since even trace amounts or an exposure to second hand pot smoke
can show up months after the last puff, getting caught is would be
like getting busted for drunk driving five days after you had one beer.

Meanwhile, people who are impaired on legal drugs, old age, fatigue,
inexperience, and plain old stupidity, will still be "legal".

Face it; police cannot discuss marijuana without at best,
exaggerating, and at worst, outright lying. This is all just a lot of
anti-pot hype designed to give police more powers of coercion and
intrusion. And while the officers are busy filling the holding tanks
and court rooms with pot heads, actual drunk drivers are slipping past.

Russell Barth

Federally Licensed Medical Marijuana User

Patients Against Ignorance and Discrimination on Cannabis (PAIDOC)
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