Pubdate: Mon, 27 Oct 2003
Source: Ottawa Sun (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003, Canoe Limited Partnership
Author: Chris Buors
Note: Parenthetical remark by the Sun editor, headline by newshawk


What evidence does Mothers Against Drunk Driving have that 
cannabis-impaired drivers are causing havoc on the roads?

MADD officials ought to read the Nolin Senate report, Chapter 8, on driving 
under the influence of cannabis. The report says cannabis users slow down 
and adjust for conditions. Cannabis users are safer drivers than those high 
on life, concluded the Senate report that was based on peer-reviewed 
driving studies from around the world. Does the Justice Department intend 
to have police hand out merits to drivers they catch using cannabis or U.S. 
Air Force go pills?

Temperance, prudence, justice and fortitude are the four cardinal virtues 
test that every law ought to be required to pass. Fortitude is the strength 
to deal with the truth no matter how brutal or ugly. MADD would save more 
lives and gain more credibility convincing people not to drive when they 
are tired. Didn't have a good night's sleep and there you are behind the 
wheel on your way to work? You are more of a menace on the road than a 
rested person who just smoked a joint right beside you.

Chris Buors

(More like an equal menace in our books)
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