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The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« on: July 26, 2014, 06:41:28 PM »
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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2014, 07:49:09 PM »
Trust me, the reality here on the ground in Washington is much, much different.  The State is pushing legal pot as the money panacea for all financial ills, real or imagined.  In fact, the prices are so high in the stores, $25 per gram, or $700 per ounce, that the black market is fatter than ever.

I think the party is coming to a screeching goddam halt once we get a new Attorney General over at Just-Us who will enforce all of the laws.

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« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2014, 07:58:26 PM »
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They simply appear to have come around to the view that the war on marijuana is more harmful than marijuana itself.

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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2014, 08:20:31 PM »
It looks like pot is going to be legal in many - if not most - states, so I really would like to see more research on how stoned is too stoned to drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other things that we already ban while drunk. We don't need to wait for body counts to know that being high is not always a good idea. Or that people will use poor judgement when they are.

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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2014, 08:23:30 PM »
It looks like pot is going to be legal in many - if not most - states, so I really would like to see more research on how stoned is too stoned to drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other things that we already ban while drunk. We don't need to wait for body counts to know that being high is not always a good idea. Or that people will use poor judgement when they are.

Another thing that needs research is measuring just how stoned someone is at any given time - that way, assuming that the level of "stoned" that constitutes under the influence has been determined, we need some way to effectively measure whether someone is over or under the limit when they're pulled over, for example.

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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2014, 08:30:39 PM »
Another thing that needs research is measuring just how stoned someone is at any given time - that way, assuming that the level of "stoned" that constitutes under the influence has been determined, we need some way to effectively measure whether someone is over or under the limit when they're pulled over, for example.

Oh, yes. Agreed.

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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2014, 09:25:55 PM »
It looks like pot is going to be legal in many - if not most - states, so I really would like to see more research on how stoned is too stoned to drive, operate heavy machinery, or do other things that we already ban while drunk. We don't need to wait for body counts to know that being high is not always a good idea. Or that people will use poor judgement when they are.

Done, done and done out here.  If the police pull you over for erratic driving they can test the level of THC in your system and if you are above a particular PPM in you PPP, off you got to jail with a DWI charge just as serious as if you failed a breathalizer. 

We had one dickhead here in town who decided it would be fun to camp out in front of the first pot store to open.  He even thought it would be cool to talk to the local newspaper reporter, and let them take his picture, including one of him holding his first "legal" purchase of weed. 

Unfortunately his boss reads the local paper, and when he saw the picture and read the article with his employee's comments, he decided there was probable cause to give him a piss test, in accordance with the company's zero tolerance policy....and guess what!!  He popped positive when he peed in the cup, and was summarily fired; all in accordance with existing law.

And over in Oregon, the state finally got around this week to letting State licensed Daycare Providers know that they have to choose between their daycare license and their Medical Marijuana card....you cannot have both in Oregon, finally.....

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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2014, 10:27:33 PM »
Done, done and done out here.  If the police pull you over for erratic driving they can test the level of THC in your system and if you are above a particular PPM in you PPP, off you got to jail with a DWI charge just as serious as if you failed a breathalizer. 

We had one dickhead here in town who decided it would be fun to camp out in front of the first pot store to open.  He even thought it would be cool to talk to the local newspaper reporter, and let them take his picture, including one of him holding his first "legal" purchase of weed. 

Unfortunately his boss reads the local paper, and when he saw the picture and read the article with his employee's comments, he decided there was probable cause to give him a piss test, in accordance with the company's zero tolerance policy....and guess what!!  He popped positive when he peed in the cup, and was summarily fired; all in accordance with existing law.

And over in Oregon, the state finally got around this week to letting State licensed Daycare Providers know that they have to choose between their daycare license and their Medical Marijuana card....you cannot have both in Oregon, finally.....

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Chief, that sounds good. Do they have a good enough basis for the PPM so that the arrests won't be challenged in court? And are the laws allowing people to get fired from sensitive jobs because of their pot use all settled, too?
Are those laws solid enough that they can be a model for every other state?

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Re: The Public Lightens Up About Weed
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2014, 11:41:11 PM »
Done, done and done out here.  If the police pull you over for erratic driving they can test the level of THC in your system and if you are above a particular PPM in you PPP, off you got to jail with a DWI charge just as serious as if you failed a breathalizer. 

We had one dickhead here in town who decided it would be fun to camp out in front of the first pot store to open.  He even thought it would be cool to talk to the local newspaper reporter, and let them take his picture, including one of him holding his first "legal" purchase of weed. 

Unfortunately his boss reads the local paper, and when he saw the picture and read the article with his employee's comments, he decided there was probable cause to give him a piss test, in accordance with the company's zero tolerance policy....and guess what!!  He popped positive when he peed in the cup, and was summarily fired; all in accordance with existing law.

And over in Oregon, the state finally got around this week to letting State licensed Daycare Providers know that they have to choose between their daycare license and their Medical Marijuana card....you cannot have both in Oregon, finally.....

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