Wacky Weed Causes Wreck
We've been sharing the road with Pot smokers for
some time. But now that Marijuana has
been legalized in Washington State, I guarantee there will be more. Last night in my Vancouver Neighborhood, one
of those pot heads hit and killed a pedestrian.
Ordinarily the dead man would be at fault, because he walked out into
traffic and not at a crosswalk. But the
police say that because the driver of the car was high on marijuana, he’s
legally at fault. They think this is the
first Pot related fatality since legalization.
Here’s the way I figure it.
People smoke the drug, but now that it’s legal more will join them. And it’s going to be harder to prosecute
marijuana intoxication. With a
breathalyzer you can measure blood alcohol closely. But Pot stays in your blood for days and when
cases come to court, you’re going to see defense attorneys argue that the
smoker wasn’t tokin’ the day he drove.
So people heading out to party will quickly figure out that inhaling
means less chance of prosecution than imbibing.
And all that stuff about pot heads being safer drivers…try telling that
to the man killed by Scotty Rowles last night.