Bob L. Just My Opinion But You Can Not Deny The Truth.
March 7th 2014
They say that Pot is a gateway to harder drugs, but what is wrong with smoking pot, the same thing as smoking a Cigarette which is against the law to smoke in public, so why is smoking pot any different, it still has second-hand smoke which is actually more dangerous to others, HOW? by some one losing their job if they check positive to the drug, even if they don’t have any thing to do with it, and now they are saying that these E Cigarettes are a gateway to smoking, if you can smoke pot then you should be able to smoke a Cigarette without being hassled, or being over taxed to get you to stop smoking them, and saying they are a health hazard.
Make the laws for Pot the same as Alcohol, stop the special privileges, ether enforce the laws or pay the price from what will come, SUE the Government and the sellers (the people who sell, and regulate, and the person who breaks the law) of these products if the laws are not enforced.
Smoke and eat Pot, Drink Alcohol, But Smoke No Cigarettes, because it is a health hazard to you others, and addictive.
By KRISTEN WYATT
DENVER (AP) — Colorado is spending $1 million on television ads making fun of marijuana users who space out during everyday tasks — an effort to stop stoned driving.
One ad shows a spaced-out basketball player at the foul line in a playground, endlessly dribbling while his teammates wait in frustration. Another ad shows a middle-aged man who hangs a flat-screen TV and celebrates with some tortilla chips and salsa, only to see the TV crash to the floor and shatter.
The funniest ad shows a backyard griller earnestly trying to turn on his gas grill. After many futile attempts, a woman on the back deck rolls her eyes. The propane tank is missing. “Grilling high is now legal. Driving to get the propane you forgot isn’t,” the ad concludes.
“Enforcement is very important when it comes to impaired driving, but education is equally important,” said Bob Ticer, police chief in Avon and chairman of Colorado’s Interagency Task Force on Drunk Driving.
The effort from the Colorado Department of Transportation comes as Colorado struggles to keep accurate statewide records on marijuana-impaired drivers. The Colorado State Patrol just started keeping track in January, when retails sales began and the State Patrol recorded 31 marijuana-impaired drivers, out of 61 total drivers impaired by any drugs or alcohol.
Before that, Colorado cases were charged under the same law as drunk-driving cases, making statewide tallies on stoned driving problematic.
Colorado once tallied marijuana tests sent to the state toxicology lab, but that lab closed last year amid allegations its supervisor advocated for prosecutions. Samples were then rerouted to private labs, which say data are too incomplete to determine marijuana-impaired driving statistics compared to previous years.
Washington, the only other state that has legalized recreational pot, saw more than 1,300 drivers test positive for marijuana last year — that’s almost 25 percent more than in 2012.
Of those, 720 had levels high enough to lead to an automatic drugged driving conviction, though Washington officials say there’s been no corresponding jump in car accidents.
Colorado’s $1 million ad campaign, which begins March 10, comes from a federal grant from the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration.
A Spanish-language ad campaign is launching next week, too. Those ads show a man blowing smoke and the message, “When you use marijuana, don’t drive.”
Dispensary owners helped develop the Colorado ads and plan to voluntarily hand out brochures and hang “Drive High, Get a DUI” posters.
“We recognize our duty to be a part of the DUID conversation,” said Elan Nelson, a dispensary worker who is vice chairwoman of the state’s Medical Marijuana Industry Group.
Associated Press Writer Gene Johnson in Seattle contributed to this report.