There’s not a lot of disagreement about the potential for cannabis intoxication to impair driving performance, though without an accepted standard and a reliable roadside test, it’s not of much value in a courtroom.
Clearly, these folks don’t experience shame in the way society expects. It’s why they arrive in treatment angry and defensive.
The research team examined 24 years of cases and concluded the impairment was attributable to opioids.
Although polls show Americans are broadly in favor of medical marijuana, they’re not as enthusiastic about the prospect of sharing the road with seriously stoned drivers.
A criminal defense attorney complained to me that his clients didn’t begin to take things seriously until the second or even third offense.
Our healthcare system supports more and in some cases better treatment based on the ability to pay for it.
It’s simply evidence of the shift by chronic users to a cheaper, more readily available alternative.
Kids in the audience already know someone who uses drugs without appearing to suffer much from it. Assertions to the contrary by some stranger are automatically dismissed.