2018 – My Two basic rules for marijuana:

Do not furnish to minors.

Do not drive while impaired.

 

1978 – Public High School:

Marijuana was commonly available to all at the public high school I attended in the late 70s. People weren’t waiting for ballot initiatives, Governors, Mayors or the Washington state Attorney General to give their blessing.

Honor Roll students sampled it too. Somehow they went on to lead productive lives. Somehow they avoided worst-case scenarios of abuse.

Today- “Eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized marijuana for recreational use…”

Medical Marijuana is now at 29 Legal Medical Marijuana States and DC

I am 57 years old and the federal government still struggles with marijuana prohibition.

Where are the voters who promote smaller and limited government? Are they the ones who are OK with undeclared/unwon wars that never end? Wars that are explained away as wars for our freedoms?

It took a constitutional amendment to prohibit the sale of a glass of wine- why no constitutional amendment to authorize a federal war on drugs, drug czar, prohibition of marijuana, etc.

 

Washington State is lazy.

Asking a few questions here is not to defend operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or marijuana.

Medical marijuana has been legal here since 1998.

Has I-692 caused problems on the highways?

If this was an honest concern- what was the state waiting on? The state made no moves to address marijuana DUIs until after legal recreational use was voted on in November of 2012.

July 20, 2017:

‘Not backed by science’: Washington still struggles with marijuana DUI limit

People have been able to get behind the wheel after using marijuana for decades.

This would remain so- even if medical or recreational use of marijuana never became legal.

Maybe the Washington State Patrol saw this as a non-issue for all these years?

My view is that traffic safety professionals should initiate recommendations on speed limits, guard rails, road signs, traffic lights, DUI protocols, etc.

A new testing protocol was forced on the traffic safety professionals of our state by the voters.

Where is the marijuana related accident data of the past 20 years?

If there has been a problem on the roads- why did the Washington State Patrol make no recommendations on how to address the situation prior to 2012?

More here:

The law should not divide adults into groups of first & second class citizens. Why I Stopped Voting

The Freedom Talk is Just for Federal Holidays & Overseas Military Operations

Why do we pretend that the US Armed Forces function as some sort of giant civil rights organization? Veterans Earn Rights?

 

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