Pubdate: Fri, 15 Jul 2011
Source: Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA)
Copyright: 2011 The Spokesman-Review
Author: Brian B. Baird


In response to Patricia A. McManus' July 9 letter: If we are to take 
away driving privileges for medical marijuana patients, are we also 
to do so for those who are prescribed painkillers and medications for 
allergy, blood pressure, sleep and the many other maladies that could 
also impair one's ability to drive? To be fair, all users of any 
medication that causes impairment would also have to lose their 
privilege and then we're talking about a whole lot of people who can 
no longer drive. I'm all for safe streets for everyone, but I believe 
McManus' view singles out medical marijuana and would unfairly take 
away driving privileges based on what medications have been prescribed.

Brian B. Baird

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