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Liberals want to lower the minimum alcohol limit to .05 but legalize marijuana. Makes perfect sense to me.
These folks should look at Europe. Isn't there a country there where Cannabis is legal?
Why reinvent the wheel?
Washington state should be so proud.
Hmm collecting millions of dollars in taxes while saving money on police, trials and prisons for marijuana prosecutions sounds smart to me. There are 7 other states that will likely follow Washington and Colorado very soon. Like gay marriage legal pot is very popular with younger voters so it's not a matter of if but when will marijuana be legal. I don't use it and my random drug tests for my job prove that but marijuana should be legal as it poses no real harm. It's not cancerous, it's not addictive and people are not violent when using it. The govt likes its billions and billions of dollars in funding for DEA and anti marijuana law enforcement. Why won't the U.S. govt allow ANY university to study marijuana and learn its real medicinal value and/or problems associated with its use? The govt likes to be able to say marijuana has no PROVEN medical value. Why is that? Because they won't allow scientists to prove it by issuing permits to test it in a lab.
usa2012, liberals don't want to cut the drunk driving BAC to 0.05, the NTSB does. Marijuana smokers are much less likely to drive impaired. So, yes, makes sense to me too.
Plattes, afraid not. MJ *production* is not legal in any European country. The Netherlands turn a blind eye to consumption. The only country I'm aware of where it's totally legal is ... North Korea. (!?)
lamurphy, yes they should.
hardrain posted: "Marijuana smokers are much less likely to drive impaired."....What do you base that statement on? I can't believe all of those alcohol prohibitionists aren't up in arms about this equally dangerous threat to roadway safety.
jd55604..driving while impaired, whether on alcohol or weed, will always be illegal, no matter the legal status of the substance. Yes, people will inevitably drive while impaired on weed, but people also drive impaired while drinking/eating, impaired while talking on cell phones, impaired when messing with the radio, impaired while talking to passengers, and impaired while day dreaming. So unless you want to make all those things illegal out of a car, so that people don't do them in a car, I suggest you come up with a different argument against the legalization of weed.
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