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Legalizing the recreational use of marijuana faces one major issue: regulations. The government can set regulation laws on age restrictions, but we don't have breathelizers for marijuana use, and so have no way to enforce drug sobriety on the road. The government can't allow marijuana to be legal until they can enforce safety regulations that protect the public. amirite?

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The U.S Department of Transportation conducted an experiment on the effect of marijuana on driving and found that it had no significant effect on behavior.

@DanielJames The U.S Department of Transportation conducted an experiment on the effect of marijuana on driving and found that...

I never have any idea where the fuck I am when I'm high, so not all people should be able to drive while high haha

@DanielJames The U.S Department of Transportation conducted an experiment on the effect of marijuana on driving and found that...

Almost everyone I know who has driven while high has sped at least 20 miles above the speed limit.

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@Almost everyone I know who has driven while high has sped at least 20 miles above the speed limit.

(Anonymous):Great Scott! You should go tell the U.S Department of Technology because your observations (which were probably made while you were high) of a sample size consisting of a few friends driving under the influence of marijuana throws their scientific theory, which is based on hundreds to thousands of scientifically observed and recorded participants, right out the window!

@DanielJames (Anonymous):Great Scott! You should go tell the U.S Department of Technology because your observations (which were...

If they were scientifically observed and recorded then did they have a standard for "high?" If this experiment was even sponsored by the government and included hundreds to thousands of people getting high then they probably had a low standard for it. Where even is your information for this coming from? If you've seen anyone when they were actually high, and not just buzzed, then you can tell that they shouldn't be driving.

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SEVENTEEN glasses?! Over how long a period of time? Don't they know that such a large amount of water in a short amount of time could KILL you?!

Driving was one instance, but what about age restrictions? Cops can walk into prom and breathalize teenagers.

Another instance would be whether or not smoking weed would be allowed in public places, banned from indoors (like cigarettes in some states), or ticketable similar to public drunkenness.

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@hjo Driving was one instance, but what about age restrictions? Cops can walk into prom and breathalize...

The main point I was trying to get at is that it's not as simple as whether or not it should be legalized.

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@hjo The main point I was trying to get at is that it's not as simple as whether or not it should be legalized.

Oh I know it is not simple, there are many concerns. MY concern is if they make it legal, they could start putting more addicting chemicals in it like they did with tobacco....anyway. Prop 19, though it didnt pass said that it would be sold to people 21+, which I think it would make harder for a kid to get anyway, at least a kid thats under 18. As for the prom/public highness thing, I personally think its better someones high at prom rather than drunk at prom. People go in public high ALL THE TIME and you probly dont even realize it. See a drunk person is more likely to act retarded than a high person. You probly would have to smoke it on your own property. But I mean, weed is illegal now, and I still smoke it at concerts and stuff. So it doesnt really matter where you smoke it. I wont smoke it walking down the sidewalk, unless I was just living in a really chill place. But yeah, i wrote an essay on marijuana legalization and I discussed your main concerns, others too.

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@Oh I know it is not simple, there are many concerns. MY concern is if they make it legal, they could start putting...

The addicting chemicals is another thing I didn't think of, that's scary.

I'm all for the decriminalization of marijuana, but I see so many people argue that we should make legal and we shouldn't. Those arguments always focus on right and wrong instead of the real issues. Thanks for bringing the intelligence back into it.

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@hjo The addicting chemicals is another thing I didn't think of, that's scary. I'm all for the decriminalization of...

Yeah, I live in a 'decriminalized' state, but you will still get in trouble if you get caught with it-my friend was riding with someone, not even driving, and he got caught with an 8th or less-lost his license for 6 months or something like that-gayy. I mean, its decently lenient here but not quite enough. I think you should be able to have your own personal gardens and whatnot. FULL decriminalization would be nice and to me that means; people can have and grow pot as long as its clearly for personal use. Im probly gonna move to a medical weed state anyway, where I can be protected from drug tests and whatnot. Because I'm smart enough to not get high before work, I just enjoy it thoroughly when I get home.

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If they say they see a flying unicorn and they are trying to chase it then it's safe to say they are high.

Stoned people are neither a threat to themselves or society. Get real america. Smoke trees feel the breeze and set your mind at ease. Excuse me while i get high.

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