• Spence Posted: 7/16/2009 9:36am PDT

    To make a quick point. Just because you are pulled over and found to have Marijuana in your system doesnt mean you were driving 'under the influence' of Marijuana. Pot can stay in your system for weeks even months after the last use. So say it's Friday night and you havent smoked pot for say a week and you get pulled over, you can be arrested for a positive test result just as the drunk who had 6 or 7 drinks just hours earlier and is completely trashed. Who is the real danger to other drivers? I am not advocating driving while stoned on Pot, I am just pointing out that this argument is apples and oranges. And many who are against Marijuana use quote articles and claims such as these to enforce thier agenda, but it is all built on a house of cards that crumbles with the implementation of logic. These statistics mean nothing, they are not based on truth.

  • Daryl Posted: 7/16/2009 10:49am PDT

    Give me a road full of stoners of a road full of drunks any day!
    Drunks get behind the wheel and cause accidents, stoners get behind the wheel and miss their exit.

  • Steve Elliott Posted: 7/16/2009 12:20pm PDT

    As Spence correctly pointed out, showing up positive for marijuana does NOT mean you are actively under the influence. Pot stays in the system (and is detectable in the urine) for at least 30 days after ingestion. So a driver could have been unimpaired for 29 days and still show up positive. THC metabolites are useless for indicating impairment.
    I also agree with Daryl -- given the choice, I'd MUCH rather share the road with potheads than with drunks. I've been both, plenty of times, and I know the effects on my own driving.

  • mdeals Posted: 7/17/2009 4:48am PDT

    Now new slogan.. " Don't drive when you eat the food"!!

  • Anthony NYC Posted: 7/17/2009 7:21am PDT

    All good points here. I just wanted to add that the reason THC is detectable for so long after ingestion is that your body does not feel the urgent need to expel it like it does with hard drugs because it is non toxic.
    Legalize it already!