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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

Doesn't matter if it's weed or beer or something else. Just plan ahead, get a lift with a friend, take a bus, cab, but get home safe.

The roads are crazy enough as it is. Let's be careful out there.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:18 PM

Any impairment adds unnecessary risk .. toking and driving leads to a tentative "lil old lady" type of driving .. booze leads to a "crazy old man" type of yahoo ..
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

That was just too long to watch for somebody with a nice buzz.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Now driving while on crack...
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:21 PM

I've toked and driven and drank and driven,although I recommend neither I think drinking and getting behind the wheel is way more dangerous.I think that one of the reasons pot isn't legal in B.C. Is because there is really no way to prove how impaired you are from THC as it remains in your system long after the effects of it wear off as was touched on in the video.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:48 PM

Ummmm that's a local station affiliate, not the actual Fox News Jon Stewart tears to pieces all the time.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 05:59 PM

Ummmm that's a local station affiliate, not the actual Fox News Jon Stewart tears to pieces all the time.


Tis like a disciple speaking for JC, huh? .. :lol:
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:24 PM

I'm one of the people who would t drive after I smoke my reaction speed is slower even I notice lol I'd rather not put someone in danger cause of me being high. Also some people can actually drive just as good after they had a good session unfortunately I'm not of those people I don't know why but I just trip out to much. But I can play video games so much better haha
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 06:44 PM

I don't buy for a second that marijuana doesn't impair you. It definitely affects your driving in a negative way, its just that so many other things cause a very similar effect, like being tired.

What I would like to see is a study to determine the difference in cognitive abilities of a stoned person versus a tired person, as my guess is these two states would have the exact same level of mind-fog and that testers would have similar difficulty telling how stoned someone is as they would telling how tired someone is. I would like to see the differences/similarities between these two mental states.

I don't really mind if they decide to create laws to classify stoned people as impaired drivers, so long as they are consistent and also go after everyone else who is of the same level of impairment. As long as I'm allowed to show up at work in the morning with a Timmy's coffee in my hand (thus I must have driven to work tired) then I would argue stoners should be allowed to drive stoned. If stoners can't drive stoned, then I hope that anyone who doesn't get 8 hours of sleep the night before would also be barred from driving. Let's keep each other safe, but treat everyone equally while we do it.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:01 PM

I don't buy for a second that marijuana doesn't impair you. It definitely affects your driving in a negative way, its just that so many other things cause a very similar effect, like being tired.

What I would like to see is a study to determine the difference in cognitive abilities of a stoned person versus a tired person, as my guess is these two states would have the exact same level of mind-fog and that testers would have similar difficulty telling how stoned someone is as they would telling how tired someone is. I would like to see the differences/similarities between these two mental states.

I don't really mind if they decide to create laws to classify stoned people as impaired drivers, so long as they are consistent and also go after everyone else who is of the same level of impairment. As long as I'm allowed to show up at work in the morning with a Timmy's coffee in my hand (thus I must have driven to work tired) then I would argue stoners should be allowed to drive stoned. If stoners can't drive stoned, then I hope that anyone who doesn't get 8 hours of sleep the night before would also be barred from driving. Let's keep each other safe, but treat everyone equally while we do it.

It is already illegal to operate a motor vehicle when your ability to do so is impaired by alcohol and/or drugs - Illicit, prescription or over-the-counter.

The Criminal Code establishes a presumption of alcohol impairment when you have a blood alcohol content (BAC) reading over .08 (80 milligrams of alcohol in every 100 millilitres of blood -the so-called "legal limit") on an approved breathalyser test instrument

However you can still be charged with impaired driving even if you blow less than .08 depending upon the evidence of your impaired state at the time you were operating the vehicle. OTOH you can exhibit no signs of impairment yet still be convicted if you blow over .08.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:08 PM

And from mine and about 8 other friends' experiences, it doesn't. Don't go driving stoned out of your mind, but if you've just had a regular toking sesh, you're good to drive, if not better than usual because you're so calm. Maybe you're just a bad driver. Neither experience has anymore weight in court.


I'll say it's probably got more to do with how much a person smokes weed, and how it affects them. I'm in your boat, driving after a sesh is nothing to me, I did it so much at one point that I'd make more driving mistakes while sober, than when I was high if I made any at all. But when you get to that point where whenever you close your eyes, you get spins, that's when you shouldn't be driving. Take someone who barely smokes weed though, and a normal sesh by your standards or mine would get them straight cheeched. That's when being high and driving does become a problem, especially seeing as newer smokers have a harder time not zoning out, and that wouldn't bode well on the roads. "Oh thats a pretty red light, I wonder why it's red not gre-- ohhhhh right I was supposed to stop!"
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

All the old people on meds scares me allot more!
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:15 PM

Try driving on acid when everything looks like it is under a strobe light .. now THAT is "impaired" .. :huh:
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:29 PM

I'll say it's probably got more to do with how much a person smokes weed, and how it affects them. I'm in your boat, driving after a sesh is nothing to me.


I feel the same way most of the time, but sometimes for whatever reason I will be effected way normal than normal (due to already being tired, or a different strain or whatever). On top of that, as mentioned I don't believe anyone is unimpaired, although it may be the same as being tired. I think our standards should reflect our weakest links tho. Hell, I bet some heavy drinkers can function somewhat normally with a ton of alcohol in their system. Its a fair trade, if made legal, to abide by standards that you may think don't apply to you personally. Even if I trust you personally, I certainly don't trust everyone. At least until we have a perfect system for detecting actual impairment.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:51 PM

Try driving on acid when everything looks like it is under a strobe light .. now THAT is "impaired" .. :huh:


Sounds like my whole life...

I need acid just to experience life normally.
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Posted 09 December 2012 - 08:38 PM

Sounds like my whole life...

I need acid just to experience life normally.


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Posted 10 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

just great, it will give the potheads more ammo and reason to try to make people believe it's safe to smoke weed and drive.



You obivously have no clue what you're talking about.

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