Marijuana Impaired Drivers
Source: "Cops ponder how to deter stoned driving," Omaha World-Herald, 18 November 2012
Now that Washington and Colorado have legalized casual marijuana use, the concern has been raised about driving under the influence. "Marijuana can cause diziness and slow reaction time, and drivers who are high are more likely to drift and swerve." The question raised is how much and for how long does marijuana impair the ability to drive.
Wait a minute! Isn't the argument that marijuana should be legalized because it causes no harm and is safer than alcohol?
"Who has woe? Who has sorrow? Who has contentions? Who has complaints? Who has wounds without cause? Who has redness of eyes? Those who linger long at the wine, those who go in search of mixed wine. Do not look on the wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it swirls around smoothly; at the last it bites like a serpent, and stings like a viper. Your eyes will see strange things, and your heart will utter perverse things. Yes, you will be like one who lies down in the midst of the sea, or like one who lies at the top of the mast, saying: "They have struck me, but I was not hurt; they have beaten me, but I did not feel it. When shall I awake, that I may seek another drink?" (Proverbs 23:29-35).