In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to seawolfxs' comment:
I worry about safety, driving and kids
Is there such a thing as just a little buzzed? Do they have tests for DUI?
i can have 1 drink and be safe , I dont think it works like tbst for weed. The idea is to get buzzed not enjoy the smoke
kids get it now of course but it will be easier and it won't help them in life
Also worry about long term effects on people who end up getting high everyday especially with these high potent engineered strains
And is this weed carsogeneous ?
So now its not legal to smoke cigs in public but ok for weed?
'How long before we hear about second hand smoke. Lol
How long before we hear that welfare or fed food cards are paying for peoples weed? And they will need more food for their munchies lol
something tells me we are going to have an awful lot of un intended consequences, not not many good ones
I care about the impact on society but there is little to be done-when so many people want it I just don't want to pay for other peoples lifestyles
Did you worry about the kids before Colorado decided to do this, so wisely so as other states get jealous over a brand new stream of untapped revenue? lol
I really haven't given it much thought. This issue is real low on my radar. I have made no moral judgements on it whatsoever. if it prooves to be a positive in someways then good. But few things are 100% positive either. We will see, But I always worry about kids and any dangers. Quite frankly I am amazed i got thru and today's kids have even greater dangers like the internet. And today's Weed just isn't the same stuff I knew. I don't even want yo get into the sex differences - lol
I mean, seriously, dude. The high school weed problem and kids driving will always be there. It's not like it's going to disappear or be worse one way or another. It is what it is.
All of a sudden more kids are going to decide to smoke pot than already do?
I remember when I took Driver's Ed, our teacher said that back in the late 1970s and early 1980s when Reagan had the drinking age at 18, he said as seniors they'd get a case of beer and drive around drinking it.
Yes for sure, But it certainly wasn't everybody. It was sort of just a few small groups
Never in a million years did we do that in high school where I lived. Cops are all over teenagers today pulling them over for pretty much nothing just to see if there is anything visible in the car. Christ, it was tought tracking down beer for parties with those who had fake IDs, etc.
Crack downs on DUIs have totally changed things. It will always be there, but one thing that has improved IMO, is society's cognizance of driving while impaired. It's become uncool to drive after drinking. A few beers or some drinks over some time is not an issue, but we all know what we're talking about here.
This new law will include a field sobriety test if suspicion is there from law enforcement, so I would suggest not driving while smoking or afterwards just like if you had some drinks.
Personally, I think it's way safe than alcohol, but I don't get to make that decision. Slow driving is annoying, but it's better than some person jacked up on booze speeding and killing people.
Apparently, they can test "nanograms" with weed and it's considered a DUI under this new law.
Again, this is no different than how they regulate alcohol. Do you worry about kids and alcohol and driving or just weed?
I worry about it all. but if something is legal then it seems to me that it has to be easier to obtain. I know very little about the current science of Dui . Am glad it's there
I don't know why anyone with a college education would be against this, in this economy, losing that kind of revenue and knowing what that revenue can do to improve society.
From a dollars cents it makes sense. I am far far away from those days. Is alcohol and weed the same? Rhetorical. Use either the wrong way and one can get in trouble.
At the margins, "some" people have a few more and it it sneaks up on them. but with weed it is the purpose (again I do not know anything about dosage and how it effects someone ) It probaby wouldn't matter to me if someone in my family was killed in cars by either. For some irrational reason I would want to put one more kick to the face of that peron on weed. But it wouldn't make a difference would it
Is it a gateway drug ?maybe to some. alcohol is mainly a gateway drug to itself
Having one more thing that can destroy someone's life does not make it good. But I am not going to tell you you can't.