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The Great Marijuana Myth: Is Driving High Dangerous?

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by TBO, Jan 3, 2013.

  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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  2. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    Wait. Driving high is dangerous???

    The hell you s. . . anyone got any chips?
     

  3. cowboywannabe

    cowboywannabe you savvy?

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    What an informative and useful study.

    In other breaking news, did you guys hear that driving drunk leads to accidents? :wow:
     
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    NDCent Socially Inept

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    Someone needs to pull the male before the whole lot goes to seed, just sayin'.
     
  6. Tongo

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    Didn't read the story....but DUH! I bet they are less likely than someone who's had a few drinks before driving.

    I'm all for legalization, but if you're going to smoke and drive you're as dumb as those that drink and drive.
     
  7. John Rambo

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    The Great Water Myth: Is Drowning Dangerous?

    A recent study finds that people who drown while diving are more likely to die than those who don't. Find out how much more.


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  9. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

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    http://autoref.com/blog/2012/08/06/studies-show-driving-tired-bad-driving-drunk-sleepy/

    How many here engage in driving tired?

    Any guys on here pull an extra shift and call a cab for a ride home?

     
  10. el_jewapo

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    Since when is this a great debate?
     
  11. dango

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    MEMO : SELF- Don't break the seal on that milk or Oreo s until home !......Got it ! I forget things !..:dunno:

    PS: Substitute , double shot (WILD-TURKEY) , beer but , no pot !
    Got it ........!
     
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  12. sheriff733

    sheriff733 NRA LIFE MEMBER

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    But these aren't my pants though.
     
  13. dango

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    I have lost lost my shoes and woke up in some , un-mention-able
    Places ! No , I don't think it was POT ! :shocked:
     
  14. Grabbrass

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    Driving high is dangerous.

    Driving drunk is also dangerous.

    Driving after taking Nyquil or prescription hydrocodone is also dangerous.

    NHTSA says the SFST battery applies to all manner of impairment due to intoxicating substances (alcohol, MJ, other street drugs, prescription drugs). So there's an established procedure, recognized by the courts in all jurisdictions, for establishing probable cause (at least) for an arrest for DUI whether it be due to alcohol, drugs, or a combination of substances.

    What was the point you were trying to make? I don't think anyone, and especially not on GT, seriously believes that smoking marijuana doesn't get a person intoxicated. That's what the stuff is for.
     
  15. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

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    Really? Let's wait and see what get's posted. There are lots of marijuana users who believe that very thing.

    Watch.
     
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    Well, guess I got proven wrong.
     
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    GLWyandotte Señor Member

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    Of course it's dangerous, what with the scalding Taco Bell nacho cheese sauce dripping on your crotch an all.
     
  18. PAGunner

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    I've always been a believer that marijuana should be legal as long as one wasn't driving. I know many, some low achievers some high functioning that smoke marijuana.

    Since graduating medical school and becoming a Psychiatry resident my stance has changed dramatically. I now understand and accept the fact marijuana should be illegal. Most people can handle the weed without becoming psychotic, but I've been astonished at the number of patient's I've seen become psychotic after smoking weed and many even developing full blown schizophrenia.

    Turns out evidence is starting to point toward some people being genetically predisposed to becoming psychotic after smoking.

    http://psychcentral.com/news/2012/11/29/cannabis-induced-psychosis-may-be-in-the-genes/48289.html
     
  19. PAGunner

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    And some of the irony in all this that I find is, I remember reading some stories surfacing that James Holmes smoked marijuana, possibly triggering his psychosis... Perhaps the Sandy Hook shooter smoked marijuana too leading to psychosis, I would not be surprised one bit. To think marijuana use could be playing a role in having our 2nd amendment rights restricted and infringed upon...
     
  20. BicycleDay43

    BicycleDay43 00 Buck dude

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    That's interesting, I've driven in that mental state frequently for several years now. Never been in an accident. My parents claim to have NEVER driven in that mental state. They've each been in a few accidents, my poor mother having just been the latest case a few weeks ago. So statistically as far as my family goes, driving SOBER has traditionally been more dangerous. Can't argue with facts.

    Now I know by saying all this, the truth that is, ill be coming under a lot of fire. The fact of the matter is, high functioning users like myself don't get too intoxicated at all when we smoke. As someone with a nasty anxiety problem left over from the Army, this plant is a huge help in making life a little more tolerable.

    Also, in before a mass of do-gooder replies, all along the lines of, "well, I don't live that life style so neither should you" flood this thread.

    Sent from the Duke City using OHM
     
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