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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

SCIENCE & TECH Taking Drugged Driving Seriously: What Does the Science Say?

I’ve been reporting on cannabis full-time for more than 15 years, so I like to think I’ve heard it all—pro and con—when it comes to the legalization debate. In all that time spent weighing facts and debunking disinformation, only one con argument has ever given me serious pause: What if a large number of newbie pot smokers suddenly get behind the wheel and all start riding dirty at once?

There are many other supposed cannabis dangers that would warrant being taken seriously, if a small bit of independent investigation didn’t reveal them to be overblown or baseless.

For instance, science shows definitively that cannabis is not a gateway to harder drugs, is not addictive relative to other drugs (including caffeine), does not cause cancer or harm the lungs, and does not lead to an increase in violent crime.



Anonymous said...

The only thing driving stoned makes me do, is miss my turns sometimes. Forget where I'm going...LOL!

Anonymous said...

I'm getting to the age that you can't tell if I'm stoned, or getting Alzheimer's.

Anonymous said...

Some of us drive verrrrryyyyy sloooooowwwwllllyyyyy when we are stoooooooooned.

Anonymous said...

States with legal weed haven't seen an increase in accidents.

Anonymous said...

If a person has smoked marijuana all of their life and has driven a car all of their life and has never had an accident while driving and has never had a ticket while driving that would kind of blow the thinking of it being so dangerous to smoke and also drive, however, a person wouldn't admit to that because that would definitely be illegal.