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Old 02-20-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I don't think that's true at all. It's not that they think they are flying down the road. It's that they are looking at the scenery or thinking about something else, until all of a sudden they get that jolt that says, "Oh crap! I'm driving!" that makes them pay attention again for a little while.
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You know this how? I imagine its unfounded speculation.
On the other hand its a fact that a couple thousand times a year people drink & drive and people die. If the same were true with Marijuana it would be common public knowledge, but it doesn't.
Let's see, how do you THINK I know? Stretch that imagination a bit further if you can.

Don't get why you are arguing when we seem to be basically in agreement. Drunk driving is far worse than stoned driving, but it's probably a good idea not to drive when stoned, either.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Yeah..here's a reason: picture this: you're on the operating table and just about to go nighty-night from the anethetic and your surgeon approaches the table with scalpel in hand, and riiiight as you're falling asleep you detect that ever-so-faint, sweet smell of marijuana on him.
How wouldja be diggin' that legalized pot law then?
And then the anesthesia wears off a bit, and you wake up realizing that you are clamped wide open but the entire OR staff is over in the corner having a pizza.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:32 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Don't get why you are arguing when we seem to be basically in agreement. Drunk driving is far worse than stoned driving, but it's probably a good idea not to drive when stoned, either.

In your opinion. On the other hand can you provide solid statistics showing a high percentage of motor vehicle accidents due to marijuana use?
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:36 PM
 
Location: In a house
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And then the anesthesia wears off a bit, and you wake up realizing that you are clamped wide open but the entire OR staff is over in the corner having a pizza.

I think I understand now, you guys are projecting your own inability to act responsibly on others & blaming that irresponsibility on pot. Quite absurd I think. Pot is readily available. Making it legal would not cause ER Dr's to suddenly start puffing fatties before operating on people. All it would really do is decrease crime.
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Old 02-20-2011, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Capitol & Tully
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I really don't think people who have never smoked weed should even be commenting about it.You people have no idea what you're talking about. As for you people who say weed is just as bad for you as alcohol you are way off base. Alcohol is 100 times worse in every way. Liver disease, diabetes, stomach cancer, etc... It makes people violent, causes people to die in drunk driving related fatalities, people can't control themselves, etc.. Alcohol is highly addictive. Many people ruin there lives and die because they can't stop drinking.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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In your opinion. On the other hand can you provide solid statistics showing a high percentage of motor vehicle accidents due to marijuana use?
Nope, but since I never claimed that there were a high percentage of motor vehicle accidents due to marijuana use I have no reason to go look for them, either.

Being responsible means being honest of enough to evaluate yourself to know if you are driving as well stoned as you do straight. Or maybe you just get sucky weed.

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Old 02-20-2011, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I think I understand now, you guys are projecting your own inability to act responsibly on others & blaming that irresponsibility on pot. Quite absurd I think. Pot is readily available. Making it legal would not cause ER Dr's to suddenly start puffing fatties before operating on people. All it would really do is decrease crime.
Here's a quarter. Go buy yourself a sense of humor.
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Old 02-20-2011, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I really don't think people who have never smoked weed should even be commenting about it.You people have no idea what you're talking about. As for you people who say weed is just as bad for you as alcohol you are way off base. Alcohol is 100 times worse in every way. Liver disease, diabetes, stomach cancer, etc... It makes people violent, causes people to die in drunk driving related fatalities, people can't control themselves, etc.. Alcohol is highly addictive. Many people ruin there lives and die because they can't stop drinking.
Agree 100%.

People don't get violent on weed, and it's impossible to smoke so much that you get to the same place as somebody who just sucked down a fifth of vodka. Plus any "addiction" to weed is purely psychological.

I once attended a party at a house where my friend's husband had invited all his AA pals. There was a woman there who said she was in rehab for pot. HUH???? I laughed. Never heard of such a thing, but perhaps it was court-ordered or something.
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Old 02-21-2011, 06:24 AM
 
Location: In a house
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Nope, but since I never claimed that there were a high percentage of motor vehicle accidents due to marijuana use I have no reason to go look for them, either.

Being responsible means being honest of enough to evaluate yourself to know if you are driving as well stoned as you do straight. Or maybe you just get sucky weed.

If you cant drive on weed dont.
At any rate if pot smokers arent causing accidents then its a moot point. If people are already smoking pot & driving without issue why would that get worse if it were legal?
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