Pubdate: Wed, 23 Apr 2008
Source: Kelowna Capital News (CN BC)
Copyright: 2008, West Partners Publishing Ltd.
Author: Bruce Codere


To the editor:

Re: What's Wrong With A Little Weed While Cruisin'? April 13, Capital News,
submitted by Kelowna Alcohol and Drug Services.

Several studies have established that pot smoking and driving is a
remarkably safe and pleasant way to get around. For those with
computers go:

This article contains several links to studies that show just how safe
drivers on cannabis are. Obviously, it makes a difference if the
driver is a seasoned pot smoker or a newbie. If in doubt, take the

Far less responsible is the article to which I'm responding, or the
bogus survey quoted.

The 2006 Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse report relied on a
telephone survey (with what scientific validity?) but no field tests
or research that contradicted the position they apparently are fixated
on. If they had bothered to use a comprehensive and balanced approach,
their conclusions would have been quite different.

Bruce Codere

Fox Creek, Alta.
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