Did you see this joke of a post by Donald Ramsell? http://wheaton.patch.com/groups/summer/p/medical-marijuana-bill-dangerous-to-illinois-drivers
He is seriously suggesting that marijuana legalization is a danger to drivers. There is another such illogical individual bleating this uninformed bull about Colorado, but I can’t seem to find the article anymore. It was one of the big politicians though, and I wonder how much the Drug War profiteering companies such as drug testing companies are paying these guys to say this crap.
The politician is whinging on about the Colorado legalization law endangering drivers for somewhat vague and stupid reasons that seriously sound as if he genuinely believes that outlawing marijuana has prevented everyone from using marijuana, and that now that it’s legal it’s going to spread like wildfire and absolutely everyone will be stoned everywhere they go…even in their car! Oh noes!
It’s like he doesn’t seem to realize that millions of people are already smoking marijuana and anti-marijuana legislation has been an enormous failure. It’s as if he doesn’t seem to know a damn thing about history. I would swear this moron really thinks that Prohibition I actually worked, and for a glorious fourteen years or so the country was blissfully booze-free until the degenerates managed to force through a repealing of the Volstead Act. And does he realize that even though alcohol is legal, it doesn’t mean people go around drunk day in and day out regardless of the circumstance or environment. If this idiot really thinks that making an intoxicant legal is going to somehow magically compel all people to start using it at all times, why is he not fighting to restore the Volstead Act and the Eighteenth Amendment, since alcohol abuse actually dwarfs the influence of all illicit drugs combined in both workplace issues and traffic accidents? Oh, I know—because he probably likes alcohol, and even if he doesn’t I’ll bet the majority of voters do, and for sure some of his corporate payouts are undoubtedly coming straight from alcohol companies, who are prevalent in funding efforts to defeat attempts to legalize marijuana. The more you know, right?
Then there’s this Donald Ramsell. He starts off saying that marijuana legalization is popular and supported by a majority of people, and maybe it’s wrong to keep it illegal. Then he veers off into Bizarro-world as he states that there are no effective tools or measures to determine marijuana intoxication for the purposes of enforcing DUI laws and no real way to create any, so we ought to reconsider legalization for the sake of traffic safety.
You do realize, Donald, that we already have none of those things despite marijuana being illegal and used by millions of citizens who may or may not be driving under the influence? You do realize that people are no more likely to be driving under the influence of marijuana now than they were before? You do realize that even if we can’t develop marijuana-specific sobriety tests that we are still no less safe than we were before (especially since people on marijuana tend to be more relaxed and slower, whereas drunk people tend to drive like maniacs and get much angrier—ever hear of someone going on a “marijuana-fueled” rage or killing spree? Me neither.), and that such an argument is still not a reason to outlaw the use of an essentially harmless plant and, by extension, jettison our civil rights? You do realize that your argument is a non-argument, intended only as a desperate move to try and recapture the glory days when you could just scare people with illogical boogey-man sound bytes and have the vast majority of ignorant citizens ready to join you in battle and give you whatever you want to fight your precious Drug War, including their own civil liberties? Do you work for a drug testing company, or are you paid by one in any way to spout this drivel? Because I don’t believe you when you say you are happy for medical marijuana patients. You just realize that there is a solid majority in favor of medical marijuana and that at this point arguing against it makes you look like a picture of Ebenezer Scrooge wearing a coat made out of Bambi’s skin and masturbating while eating a live puppy and that tends to turn people off whatever you’re going to say. Your words are the marijuana legalization version of the notorious “I’m not racist, but…”
Nice try, people. I’d tell you to try harder, but no one believes the lies in “Reefer Madness” anymore and I don’t know that you could try hard enough to bring those days back at this point.