Originally Posted by yogicat
I'm sorry, but those who drink and drive are FAR WORSE drivers then those who have used marijuana. I've seen it myself, with my own two eyes. Watched my sister bleed out and die on the ground when a drunk driver hit us. Watched him get hauled off to jail too.
Fast forward, watched a high guy drive more carefully than I drive sober. His biggest traffic crime? Coming to a full and complete stop at a 4-way stop, rather than just pulling a farmer stop and gliding through like everyone else.
For the record, I think people taking Vicodin, Xanax, and any mood altering drug not be allowed to dose and drive, either. No intoxicated drivers - no matter your drug! Potheads behind the wheel is not a valid excuse for keeping the plant illegal.
I advocate pot being made legal....however....driving under the influence of any intoxicant is dangerous to those who share the road. Someone under the influence of pot has a slower reaction time to make quick fast decisions on the road....a ball and child who runs out in the street faces a greater chance of being hit by a driver under the influence of marijuana than a sober driver.
Marijuana does slow down one's reaction time...perhaps less than alcohol...perhaps not....driving under the influence of any intoxicant or mind altering substance is illegal...those who do so are a danger not only to themselves...but others as well.