Nice backpedaling. So, it's not like driving tired now? Because science tells us that being tired is being more impaired than the legal alcohol limit.
Your arguments aren't convincing in the least; much like the guy at the bar insisting he's a better driver when drunk, you are merely claiming something without any substantiation.
The preponderance of actual study is vastly against your argument.
The scum will just find something else to kill eachother over instead, there are plenty of other illegal (and more dangerous) drugs that they can trade in. Legalizing one just means they have to change to another. It does not guarantee a decrease in violent crimes or save any money.
Decreased reaction times would be the main concern for me, you hardly need to balance much or talk when driving.
i am speaking from sole personal experience. i have driven my car when i could hardly keep my eyes open from lack of sleep, i have also driven tipsy and full out drunk off my ass, and of course, i have driven high, many many many times....and from what i have experienced, i believe that driving while high is the least dangerous of the 3 above situations.
i am without a doubt, a very aggressive driver while i am sober, and when im drunk...it gets much worse, but when im high, i dive much more conservatively...im not sure why but it makes me feel more focused, which is exactly the opposite effect that alcohol has on me.
im just saying that driving while high is not nearly as dangerous as driving while drunk, and if you would test this theory you would come to the same conclusion...but when its all said and done, driving while intoxicated is illegal and understandably so, and likewise it doesn't really matter which intoxicant is more impairing to the human senses than the other. however, i dont believe the subject has much to do with the legalization of marijuana.
1. High tax issues.
2. Easily available more to teens and would cause teens to steal to keep up the habit more.
3. Drug sellers who just sell cannabis would move onto other harder drugs to substantiate their earnings.
If they do legalize they would have to copy how Holland have dealt with it.
I will continue enjoying it regardless, although it would be nice to have Johnny Law off my back and not to worry about being caught.
PS: Mary J is currently 2 months old and standing about 3ft high, sporting some beautiful hand sized Indica 9 leaves with the buds starting to form.
If the DEA doesn't have to worry about marijuana anymore they can focus on the real drugs. It might not guarantee money saved overall (any saved money will just be redirected anyway) but it will mean more money going to the fight against serious drugs.