Pot Use vs. American Competitiveness in the Global Market

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  1. One, the Feds should be legalizing it first-and monitoring it, as with any recreational drug use. Unfortunately, this is not the case.

    Two, January 15, 2014-CNN, not Fox, speaks of second hand smoke high she got while filming in CO (snip) ”Oh yeah, I wasn’t thinking right, Kaye responded. ‘I couldn’t remember even some of the questions that I wanted to ask in the interview, which has never happened to me when I’m reporting in the field.” (www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2539659/How-stoned-Giggling-CNN-reporter-admits-feeling-effects-days-reporting-legalized-marijuana-Colorado.html)

    Three, the Feds have a lot to say. It is likely where O’Reilly got his facts, Among their findings is this:
    * Smoking Marijuana Can Make Driving Dangerous …These THC effects can cause disaster on the road. Research shows that drivers on marijuana have slower reaction times, impaired judgment, and problems responding to signals and sounds. A recent analysis of data from several studies found that marijuana use more than doubles a driver’s risk of being in an accident. In fact, studies conducted in a number of localities have found that approximately 4 to 14 percent of drivers who sustained injury or death in traffic accidents tested positive for THC.

    * What Are the Long-Term Health Effects of Marijuana Use? …People who use marijuana over the long term report less life satisfaction, poorer education, and job achievement, and more interpersonal problems compared to people who do not use marijuana. Marijuana also may affect your mental health. Studies show that early marijuana use may increase your risk of developing psychosis if you have a genetic vulnerability to the disease …

    * Lungs and Airways …The smoke from marijuana contains some of the same chemicals found in tobacco smoke …

    Read More: http://teens.drugabuse.gov/drug-facts/marijuana

    I guess the serious question is this. You all sure you all want your children exposed to this second-hand smoke? Especially during young brain development? Alcohol doesn’t float in the air for a second-hand high…

  2. First a sincere thank you Van Gogh! Second-I have been for legalizing this for years. I just think it should have been Federal on down. Not trickle on up.

    But-how do you handle second hand smoke there? Especially in apartments?

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