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Old 02-13-2018, 03:38 PM
 
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We live near a neighborhood park that seems to be popular with people who like to park on the far perimeters and smoke weed in their vehicles. Just wondering if this is legal as I am not up on the mj laws here.
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Old 02-13-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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Public consumption is not legal.
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Old 02-13-2018, 04:58 PM
 
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I don't know about cars, my parents did this 20 years ago and no one said anything.

But, if they're doing it outside anywhere near my children I will and have called the police non emergency or security, and they have been asked to stop, ticketed, etc. After I ask them to stop nicely first, unless they look scary.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:59 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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If they are smoking weed in their vehicles and they then drive away, they are setting themselves up for a DWI.

You can't fix stupid.
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:48 AM
 
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you know there was a study that more crashes are involving being high. its becoming more common; and of course, more and more vehicle deaths are occurring in COS and a lot of it is linked to being high. Just the type of people we need here in COS.
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Old 03-14-2018, 04:12 PM
 
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you know there was a study that more crashes are involving being high. its becoming more common; and of course, more and more vehicle deaths are occurring in COS and a lot of it is linked to being high. Just the type of people we need here in COS.
Not to mention how bad it smells.
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Old 03-19-2018, 04:34 PM
 
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you know there was a study that more crashes are involving being high. its becoming more common; and of course, more and more vehicle deaths are occurring in COS and a lot of it is linked to being high. Just the type of people we need here in COS.
The problem is you're absolutely wrong:

https://coloradopolitics.com/marijua...ic-fatalities/

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A study released last week in the American Journal of Public Health evaluated crash fatality rates in Colorado and Washington before and after the states legalized marijuana. The researchers then compared those rates to eight control states with similar traffic, roadway and population characteristics that did not alter their marijuana laws. The changes in motor-vehicle-crash fatality rates observed in Washington and Colorado were not “significantly different” from those observed in the control states.
If you don't believe that, take it up with the American Journal of Public Health. Be sure to read the entire article first, though.
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Old 03-21-2018, 04:10 PM
 
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The problem is you're absolutely wrong:

https://coloradopolitics.com/marijua...ic-fatalities/



If you don't believe that, take it up with the American Journal of Public Health. Be sure to read the entire article first, though.
Or maybe not?

https://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/21/auto...na-states.html
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Old 03-21-2018, 09:56 PM
 
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We could exchange links all day long. There is just as much propaganda put out by the anti-cannabis and prohibitionists nuts as there is reality.

I live in Colorado. I can tell you first-hand that reports of traffic carnage and ER rooms being flooded by pot patients are just about as real as the reports of "scromiting" and "face eating" being caused by marijuana use.
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Old 03-22-2018, 06:14 AM
 
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I think the science on marijuana usage effects in a world of legalization is still out, honestly. And since it is such a politicized issue, a lot of the science and presentation of the science is tainted by bias one way or another. Since legalization is a relatively new phenomenon, it will take a while to truly understand the consequences. However, I think we can be relatively certain that extraordinary claims, good or bad, require extraordinary evidence, and that hints of any such extraordinary evidence is relatively non-existent so far. The reality is shaping up to be somewhere in the middle, i.e. that marijuana legalization has both good and bad consequences for individuals and societally.
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