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Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:22 PM

Calif. Attorney General Hopeful (D) Wants to Ban All Marijuana Users From Driving -- Ever

Source: SF Weekly

... Legally, of course, all of the drivers were well above that state's five-nanogram limit -- and all of them would be subject to DUIs in California for up to a week after their test if a "zero-tolerance" drugged-driving bill introduced this week becomes law.

And, yes, legal medical marijuana users, this bill criminalizes your driving habit, too The bill, SB 289, is the bright idea of state Sen. Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana), a hopeful to succeed San Francisco's own Kamala Harris as attorney general in 2018.

... As currently written, SB 289 does not apply to any driver who has a "valid prescription issued to the person by a licensed health care practitioner."

This is a problem for medical cannabis patients. Medical cannabis is not prescribed in California, common misuse of the term aside. Doctors cannot prescribe an illegal substance -- but they can recommend it. And that's what paperwork from a doctor allowing for the possession, cultivation, and use of cannabis is: a recommendation.

This means that every medical user in California would risk a DUI behind the wheel -- even if their last toke was days or up to a week ago.

Read more: http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2013/02/lou_correa_dui_marijuana.php

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Reply Calif. Attorney General Hopeful (D) Wants to Ban All Marijuana Users From Driving -- Ever (Original post)
Newsjock Feb 2013 OP
Downwinder Feb 2013 #1
Autumn Feb 2013 #2
green for victory Feb 2013 #3
maxsolomon Feb 2013 #8
green for victory Feb 2013 #10
maxsolomon Feb 2013 #16
Comrade Grumpy Feb 2013 #19
Bennyboy Feb 2013 #4
Romulox Feb 2013 #5
green for victory Feb 2013 #13
Webster Green Feb 2013 #6
Politicalboi Feb 2013 #7
Uncle Joe Feb 2013 #15
Yo_Mama Feb 2013 #9
Initech Feb 2013 #11
SoCalDem Feb 2013 #12
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #14
nikto Feb 2013 #17
nikto Feb 2013 #18

Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:27 PM

1. There is better statistical evidence

to ban all Attorneys from driving.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:27 PM

2. I'll bet the SOB likes the "occasional" cocktail.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:29 PM

3. "...five-nanogram limit"

 

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Response to green for victory (Reply #3)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:46 PM

8. Your 1st link is to "Decimalisation'?

I don't get it. Why?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:49 PM

10. to show that everyone that said washington "legalized" pot was wrong or lying

 

why DID the media keep saying something clearly false?

Words and the definitions of those words matter. How can anyone debate anything if words mean different things to different people?

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Response to green for victory (Reply #10)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:04 PM

16. Did you mean to link to DeCRIMINALization?

I still don't get what Decimalisation has to do with it.

The current situation is better than the previous situation, no? Posession is legal, but production & sales are not until the WSLCB comes up with regulations.

Are you saying 5 nanograms for a DUI is too stringent? Are you Vivian McPeak?

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Response to maxsolomon (Reply #16)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:55 AM

19. Heh. This guy has to be part of the "No on I-502" ultra faction.

I'll concede that the Washington initiative isn't perfect--it was written too cautiously and conservatively to try to placate opponents--the no home cultivation sucks and so does the DUID giveaway, but it is legalization of personal amounts, and we'll see how this tax and regulate works out.

And it was a huge political victory. Newspaper headlines around the world screamed out "Washington Legalizes Marijuana!" not "Washington Voters Duped into Supporting Something That Isn't 100% Perfect Marijuana Legalization"

And...Colorado showed that you don't need to give away home cultivation and DUID--it won by the same margin without them. I'm sure initiative organizers in the next couple of rounds will keep that in mind. No unneccesary concessions, please.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:33 PM

4. Lawmakers.

 

Jerk off. Same old story same old hysteria.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:33 PM

5. The Drug War has long since ceased to be about rationality, logic, evidence, science...

It's about power. That's all. And the same people who "understand" the need for killer drones will "understand" this, too. Book it.

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Response to Romulox (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:51 PM

13. it was always about power. And pharma. Can't have "consumers' treating themselves

 

with natural solutions

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:37 PM

6. That is insane.

Nobody is impaired a week after smoking marijuana.

And this is proposed by a Democrat? That's great!

What an idiot!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:42 PM

7. Kamala Harris is pro pot

This asshole doesn't stand a chance in hell 2018. And this is a ridiculous law. Almost better to keep it illegal than have the fuzz follow you home from the med shops. At least if they are going to bust you, they might have the decency to nab you before you spend your money in the shop, and get that stuff confiscated too.

They have saliva tests that test for hours or days. Days isn't fair either, but better than weeks. Us pot smokers will have to learn to drive with breath mints or lemon candy to scramble their tests.

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Response to Politicalboi (Reply #7)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:54 PM

15. I hope she kicks his ass. n/t

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:47 PM

9. Well, that will reduce fossil fuel use, won't it?

I guess the labor rates for the life-time non-marijuana users will go way up.

Can people get more whacky?

What about aspirin users?

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:50 PM

11. I thought the Republicans were supposed to be the stupid party.

End marijuana prohibition now!!!!

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:50 PM

12. Nah.. he just wants to create more vehicular "criminals"

from whom the state can extract mucho dinero in the form of fines & legal fees..

People WILL drive out here.. they HAVE to.. rampant denial of licenses will not stop people from driving.,.it only makes them criminal while doing it.

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Response to SoCalDem (Reply #12)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:53 PM

14. +1. Seems to be the trend these days; turn the working class into 'criminals' who can be

 

fined and forced to work for free -- in prison or as 'restitution' for their terrible crimes.

Meanwhile, the big shots steal, murder, and otherwise rape the populace at will.

I was just down at a big (national & international) charity organization that runs a second-hand store locally. There were a ton of people working there -- hard labor, too (I won't go into detail, just that it involved moving huge items around a huge area).

As I spoke with the director, it became clear that 99% of the people working were 'criminals' paying restituion for traffic tickets, drug offenses, etc.

All this free labor translated to $$$$ for the charity, and allowed them to undercut similar second-hand goods offered by small private operations (your traditional 'thrift shops').

I thought "How much would it cost to run such an operation if you actually paid wages?"

Lots. Which is why old-style second-hand is going out of business, same as the old-style second-hand bookstores before them.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:28 AM

17. yet another neanderthal JERK in a high position

Stupidity or corruption?
Or BOTH?

YOU decide.

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Response to Newsjock (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:36 AM

18. This just goes to show...

Not all fascist pigs are in the GOP.

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