Pubdate: Sat, 27 Jan 2018
Source: StarPhoenix, The (CN SN)
Copyright: 2018 The StarPhoenix
Author: Darren J. Moore
Page: A6


With legalization right around the corner we seem to be in a state of
fog and confusion as to what it means.

It is very strange that when pot/marijuana was illegal we didn't even
look for it or test for it in drivers. Suddenly we seem to think there
will be a huge increase in usage and that there is money to be made by
an all out ban on a soon to be legal substance, even though impairment
can't be proven or measured?

This may come as a huge shock but users of pot have been driving for
many decades; it won't be something that is new, and yet I don't ever
remember seeing or reading about any accidents or fatal car crashes
caused by marijuana impairment specifically. Where are the stats or
the records and science on this?

I agree that impaired people should not operate motor vehicles,
whether they are taking prescriptions or cough medicine, but we aren't
checking for those - there's no money in it.

Now, however, we will have people charged with having a legal
substance in their system and not legally impaired?

For those of us who don't drink or smoke or drive impaired it looks
like we are all going to be lumped into one group.

Be careful where you inhale outside Saskatoon, because you are guilty
until proven ... oh right, you are just guilty.

Darren J. Moore, Saskatoon
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