Sorry if this offends those who want marijuana legalized. But if you’re going to use the ‘people who smoke pot drive safer’ argument, I’m going to post stuff like this…because driving impaired – whatever you’re using- means you aren’t driving as safely as someone who ISN’T impaired.
I smoked pot a handful of times as a teen. I KNOW it slows you down…and makes you tired. That’s why I was never impressed with it.
I was deeply saddened by a recent news story about the acquittal of a Saskatchewan driver on impaired driving charges – even after she admitted to smoking pot 2.5 hours prior and failed coordination tests. The judge said that while the prosecutor was able to prove that there was marijuana in her system, he failed to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt, that the pot actually impaired her ability to operate a vehicle.
And this isn’t the first case where a pot user has been acquitted of impaired driving. There have been similar acquittals in other jurisdictions.
In our own personal impaired driving story we ran into the same issue. The blood analysis showed that the driver who killed Mamma K had marijuana in his system. Score, right? To me, it should have been a done deal right there. But nope. The prosecutor told us that the marijuana wouldn’t be taken…
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