This just keeps coming up so many times with a lot of propagandizing and very little evidence of a problem.
â€œIn the state of California we are going to start losing folks in astronomical numbers before we finally realize maybe we didnâ€™t look at it thoroughly enough,â€ [Doug Villars, president of the California Assn. of Highway Patrolmen] said.
Really? Based on what facts?
Fortunately, the article does point out some of the actual points we’ve been raising for years:
“The use of marijuana is already there,â€ [Stephen Downing] said. â€œIf they are driving under the influence of marijuana, they are already doing it. My question is, why is this an issue now?â€ [..]
Marijuana activists point out that just because THC is in the system of a motorist involved in a fatal crash, there is no proof that it caused impairment that led to the accident.
One point I found fascinating is the complaint raised that they’re having a hard time getting juries to convict, because juries are unconvinced that prosecutors are proving impairment.
Sounds to me like juries are doing their job.