Posted by burnsy483 on 4/4/2013 12:13:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 4/4/2013 12:09:00 PM (view original):Obviously you don't want your truck drivers smoking pot, just like you don't want them drunk. There would be laws against being stoned and driving.
As for drug legalization, control and taxation seems like a great idea on the surface. But, unlike SSM, I think more people would try stuff they haven't tried before. That doesn't seem good. There's no way to know how the current dealers would react(I suspect "not good"). Or the drug cartels. The effect on work production. The laws on drug testing for legal drugs(I'm in trucking and I don't want my guys smoking legal pot before getting behind the wheel). The ramifications seem endless.
I agree that there are other ramifications to full drug legalization we'd have to consider. It's possible it does more harm than good.
There is a difference between alcohol and pot. Dopers don't want to admit it but there is.
I have a beer, takes 10 minutes to down it, I'm not ****** up.
I smoke a joint, takes 5 minutes to burn it, I'm ****** up.
I know dopers and alkies are both prone to say "Nah, I'm alright" but it's just so much easier to "get a buzz" with pot. That's why it's legal for a driver to drink on his own time and not smoke pot during that same own time.