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Old 09-24-2012, 07:44 PM   #313
Doctor Evo
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Default Re: Discussion: Legalizing Marijuana II

Originally Posted by Atom Ant View Post
yeah mj doesn't affect reflexes and judgment like alcohol does. but it does impair so it shouldn't be allowed. the trick is accurate field testing for intoxication levels. not just a trace and you're busted even though it's been a week since any intake.
If I recall, studies have indicated that one of the only prominent effects of smoking on the ability to drive has to do with the driver's ability to control lateral movement (side-to-side). Which isn't categorically insignificant, given the potential for accidents by "drifting" into neighboring lanes.

Still, I would tend to agree that alcohol impairs driving ability far more than marijuana does.

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