Pubdate: Tue, 14 Dec 2010
Source: Gazette, The (Colorado Springs, CO)
Copyright: 2010 The Gazette
Author: Allan Erickson


In his letter "Impaired is impaired," (Dec. 9), Terrell Faulk makes
some good points about driving under the influence.

Unfortunately for the politicians, all the studies done on cannabis
and driving (even from our own National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration) point out that people drive more cautiously while
under the influence of cannabis. Caution and driving go hand in hand.

Unfortunately for us, politicians rarely care about knowing the facts,
especially about cannabis. What I do suggest is that studies be done.

Surely Colorado law enforcement has driving courses where the testing
could be conducted? In fact... why not make it a competition?

I, for one, would gladly smoke a couple of bong hits and go up against
someone drinking alcohol in a monitored study. Wiser bud would beat
Budweiser, hands down.

Please, eight decades of "Reefer Madness" is enough. It really is time
to expose the lies (and the liars) of cannabis prohibition.

Allan Erickson

Eugene, OR 
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