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how does one tell if someone is still high from smoking between someone who smoked the night before? And weed is not legal in some places. States have approved it, but the feds still say its illegal. I deal with this at work everyday. All because
how does one tell if someone is still high from smoking between someone who smoked the night before? And weed is not legal in some places. States have approved it, but the feds still say its illegal. I deal with this at work everyday. All because my state says it is ok, does not mean someone can come to work and give a dirty UA and still keep their job. I fully agree with spunky. I dont think it is about not having any laws. It is about having smart laws. Which makes more sense? Saying you cant do "X" while driving? Or saying you are responsible for the damages that you caused? Would holding people responsible for their actions be more effective then creating another law? I think it would. And if you try to tell me that people are already responsible for damaged caused by their actions, you have been living with your head under a rock. Take a look around. No one wants to be responsible for any thing they do. And the justice system lets them get away with it every day.
Your pupil's are dilated when you smoke weed recently. Weed is legal
for medical uses in some places at the State
level in the US. Sure on the federal level it's not, but you don't see the fed's swarming in all the medical shops and shutting them ALL
down, do you? Nope, maybe once in a while, but rarely.
I agree just because your state thinks medical marijuana is fine doesn't mean people should drive, work, or many other activities while under the influence. And the law agrees with me because you can be arrested for this or you can be fired. (Public intoxication doesn't only cover drinking.) I never said that was ok. All I said is I'd much rather drive next to the guy smoking weed then the guy who is talking on the phone. Talking on the phone has proven to be just as dangerous as driving drunk. We have laws against that and for good reason. The same should go for driving while talking on the phone. Activities like road head, reading, putting on makeup, and so on are just as distracting. So should be covered under the law as well.
How else are you going to hold people responsible for their actions without having some kind of law behind it? You can't hold people for responsible for something there is no law against. Common sense doesn't hold up in a court of law.