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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 05:23 PM

50. As if there are not impaired drivers littering the highway now.

 

Driving with a hamburger in your hand can be considered impaired.

I work for a government contractor that doesn't think twice about people working overtime for 18 hours and then putting them on a two lane highway at 60 mph for a 45 minute drive home.

Why are people are not freaking out about the influence of prescription drugs with the same intensity as pot?

What are the statistics for people driving under the influence of pot now? It must happen all the time and it must have been happening for a long time. Where is the data? If it were easy to collect, then such data would be politically bombarding us as a counter to pot legalization right now.

Alcohol is legal and drinking establishments, complete with parking lots, are open by the thousands across our land. Where is the political movement to limit alcohol consumption to one's home?

I would like to add that I finished third in my high school state regional in the track and field event, triple jump, very stoned, and exceeded my previous best by more than a foot. I could argue that it was an enhancement. Not a claim that I can drive better under the influence of weed, but a claim that I could have never done that well under the influence of alcohol. In other words, alcohol is severely more impairing than weed. The two are apples and oranges with respect to impairment and I'm afraid folks will reference alcohol as an example of impairment when arguing against weed.

When I was a young man (25 years ago), I taught myself, from books, Basic Language (computer programming language), and wrote a 10,000 line program that included three dimensional visual affects. I was stoned every step of the way. Challenging to say the least, but fun, captivating, and mentally stimulating. Note: I was trying to create an emulation of the game "Tunnles of Doom" and came very close to completing it.

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