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I Am Not Stoned: Sobering Realities For Taxpayers On The Road To Legalizing Marijuana

alopekos teumesios Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:37 PM
Practically all of the intoxicant limits are arbitrary anyway, so your concern will be addressed by individual motor vehicle laws in each state. If someone is driving erratically enough to get pulled over, they probably have more than "residual" THC in their system.
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 1:00 PM
I suppose that if marijuana is proved to be a cause of danger on the highway they will have to set levels of intoxication.
Michael2677 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:55 PM
This is a matter of if the person was legal intoxicated or not. Does 1) marijuana use count as illegal intoxication and if so what amount and 2) If alchohol is present in an amount smaller thatn that which is legally defined does the presence of both at the same time above said limit define legal intoxication?
Origanalist Again Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:52 PM
If someone plows into your house, does the level of alcohol in their system increase your propery damge?
Michael2677 Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 12:44 PM
To adjudicate the a matter of intoxication as a cause of property destruction, say, one would have to quantify and set a threshold for intoxicating substances just as is done for alchohol. How would that be measured in court?

Pot fans got what they wanted in Colorado: they finally convinced voters there to support the legalization of “recreational marijuana.” It’s seen as a huge victory for those who support the powers of the individual states, and a great example of “federalism” in action. But who is considering the burden of all of this on the American taxpayer?

Before I go further, let me be clear: I have never in my entire life consumed marijuana. When I was a kid I was out of step with my peers on this, but I’ve just never been interested in “trying it,” and that’s...