Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug: Foundation research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are meaningless — ScienceDaily– BULSHIT ALERT!

Posted: May 11, 2016 in Uncategorized

Fatal crashes involving drivers who recently used marijuana doubled in Washington after the state legalized the drug, according to the latest research. New research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are arbitrary and unsupported by science, which could result in unsafe motorists going free and others being wrongfully convicted for impaired driving.

Source: Fatal road crashes involving marijuana double after state legalizes drug: Foundation research also shows that legal limits for marijuana and driving are meaningless — ScienceDaily

This is disingenuous!  Cannabis metabolites remain in the body for up to a month or more, so they cannot accurately determine whether or not the driver was impaired or high at the time of the accident.

Medical cannabis patients, with chronic pain or other malady, may start with ingesting as little as 10mg THC, and after a few years, require as much as 200-300mg THC for the same pain relief, as tolerance is built.  Yet, many show no signs of intoxication whatsoever, even at these huge doses.  But, what will a blood test show?  The tester will mistakenly assume that they were wasted at the time of the blood draw.

What will it take for Law Enforcement to wise up?  With designer drugs, pharmaceuticals, cannabis, and who knows what, it is impossible to accurately tell the intoxication level at the time of accident.  The ONLY rational solution is to field test a driver, suspected of intoxication, is to use a laptop or custom-built device that measures reaction time, coordination, and judgment.  Then, it matters less what the person had ingested, if anything, but to the point, it measures the driver’s physical and mental state.  Is it OK for a sober driver to drive while uncoordinated, mentally defective, or inept, but jail someone who may have cannabis in their bodies, but who pass the above tests?  Of course not– that’s BULLSHIT.  Yet, this is what Law Enforcement currently does.

I would rather be in a car with a skilled, alert, coordinated, and experienced driver who may test positive for cannabis, than with a naturally defective or inept driver who would pass any blood test.  Focus on the actual problem, not some poorly-coordinated parameter.  Create a software program that runs on a laptop– or develop a stand-alone device– that measures a driver’s reaction time, coordination, and judgment, which focuses on the driver’s ability to safely drive!

AuntieBS

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