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View Poll Results: Are marijuana users criminals in your opinion?
Yes 61 26.07%
No 166 70.94%
Undecided 7 2.99%
Voters: 234. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-06-2013, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Driving under the influence as impaired to drive no. That would mean an increase in accidents.

What scientists have discovered, is that marijuana does not impact driving the same way alcohol does.
Actually they discovered pot use doubles the risk of collision. What alcohol does is irrelevant to what pot does.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Here is the bottom line.. You want to sell the idea of legalization and have it be acceptable in the mainstream or do you want to constantly fight the battle? If you want drug use legal, then it will have to have the same constraints as does alcohol. Otherwise you are tilting at windmills...
That's fine, that is reasonable. I don't think anyone is really arguing that people should be allowed to smoke and drive, although I can see why it might appear to be from some of the recent posts.
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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That's fine, that is reasonable. I don't think anyone is really arguing that people should be allowed to smoke and drive, although I can see why it might appear to be from some of the recent posts.
My point is not whether or not you want to make it legal to drive under the influence.. My point is that if you want legalized drug use to be accepted, then it will require to be handled the same as alcohol use in order to gain that acceptance.. Otherwise, you can pretty much kiss legalization good bye...
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Old 07-06-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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My point is not whether or not you want to make it legal to drive under the influence.. My point is that if you want legalized drug use to be accepted, then it will require to be handled the same as alcohol use in order to gain that acceptance.. Otherwise, you can pretty much kiss legalization good bye...
And I agreed and said that is reasonable, and I don't think anyone here would argue that.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:00 PM
 
Location: Lost in Texas
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And I agreed and said that is reasonable, and I don't think anyone here would argue that.
Actually that was being argued here. Not by you but by someone else and if I appeared to be debating you, then I appologize... I wasn't.
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Old 07-06-2013, 08:11 PM
 
Location: USA
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My point is not whether or not you want to make it legal to drive under the influence.. My point is that if you want legalized drug use to be accepted, then it will require to be handled the same as alcohol use in order to gain that acceptance.. Otherwise, you can pretty much kiss legalization good bye...
I would agree with you when formulating policy, but I'm simply debating from my principles. Traffic laws are a whole different issue.


I'm simply showing that marijuana is not a driving threat in a relative sense. Not any more than many other perfectly legal practices.
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Old 07-08-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I would agree with you when formulating policy, but I'm simply debating from my principles. Traffic laws are a whole different issue.


I'm simply showing that marijuana is not a driving threat in a relative sense. Not any more than many other perfectly legal practices.

To be honest, I don't like the idea of driving after toking up. Have I done it before? Yes. Back in the day. But I think that I was more nervous about getting caught, then after having a few beers. At any rate, in this day and age, if I have more than one beer, or smoke a doobie, I'm pretty much in for the night.
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