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Ever since they legalized medical marijuana in Florida I have noticed more and more of the smell while driving on the roads.
The weather in Florida has been nice lately and I like to drive with my windows open.
You will be driving then all of a sudden the stink hits you in the face. It actually makes me sick to my stomach.

Yesterday while talking to a neighbor in my driveway a car drove by and you guessed it the pot smell trailed behind it. Again it stinks and bad.

People smoking pot need to off the roads, it is dangerous enough around here we don't need people high driving around.

If people are going to do this, do it inside your own home, stink up your own house.

Has anybody else noticed this or is it just me?




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Posts: 1709 | Location: Central Florida, south of the mouse | Registered: March 08, 2010Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Legalized pot = permission to drive DUI.

And every goddammed pothead claim they drive "better" while stoned just like a fucking drunk does.


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Yes, I have noticed it and dislike the smell of it too!

I don't see it getting any better going forward. Frown
Did I mention, I hate the smell of it?




 
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I could care less if they want to and/or do legalize pot, but until there is a reliable / admissible in court test to confirm DUI / intoxication, I'm completely against it.

We need a Bake-alyzer, kinda like a Breathalyzer, but for 'stoners' that want to smoke dope in public....You know, so we can 'follow the science'! Wink


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I could care less if they want to and/or do legalize pot, but until there is a reliable / admissible in court test to confirm DUI / intoxication, I'm completely against it.

We need a Bake-alyzer, kinda like a Breathalyzer, but for 'stoners' that want to smoke dope in public....You know, so we can follow the science. Wink



Not to far from where I live there is a memorial to four people killed in a car accident.
From what I was told the driver was high on pot and turned in front of an on coming car. Everyone in the car except the driver was killed.




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I was sitting at the stoplight the other day. Had my window open. Truck next to me had a couple sharing a doobie. While the smell doesn’t bother me, it was pouring directly into my truck. Not cool at all. I rolled up my window. Pulled away and rolled down my window. Next red light, pull up and guess who is next to me...
Rolled up the window. Guy throws his hands up and says “what, what?” a little aggressively.
(I have a Whelan PAP112 horn and PA in my truck, it sounds rather cop-like).

I tapped the horn to make a slight “whomp” sound, grabbed the microphone and said “you never know who is sitting next to you in traffic, and no one wants to smell that”.

He jammed the doobie into the ashtray and the window went up immediately, with him just staring straight ahead. I think he was under the impression I may have been law enforcement of some kind. I just grinned as I pulled away.



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It’s like a Cheech and Chong movie, set in real life & not funny at all. Driving while impaired is just plain wrong, no way to justify it. THC is too strong in today’s weed.
 
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My wife is LCSW -- Licensed Clinical (Psychiatric) Social Worker.

Many of the people she has dealt with professionally, both in hospital settings and in private practice, have been substance abusers.

When legal medical marijuana loomed on the horizon here in Florida she was (and still is) very concerned about the likelihood of increased DUI.

My outlook on this: if it's for legitimate medical purposes, it should be used at home. No problem.

Driving under the influence, whether it's dope or booze, needs to have serious legal consequences, and the consequences should be mandatory, not up to a judge's discretion. Convicted offenders should be in a national database accessible by all courts. Invasion of privacy? Maybe. You don't like it, then don't drive impaired. Do whatever you want, at home, but don't go out on the road and endanger anybody else.



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Come up to Michigan, recreational use is legal here.

Funny thing though. Seems like the strains cultivated leave their signature "aroma" behind much longer than the ditch weed of days past. Is it just me or anyone else notice that too?


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Has anybody else noticed this or is it just me?



It really doesn't matter if they're using it with a compassionate use card or not, it's still illegal do drive under the influence, alcohol or pot/prescribed meds abuse, and if caught they should be punished accordingly.

And thats not to say that there may be more drivers that use it and take it orally and you wouldn't be able to detect it by smell.

I'm also with V-Tail with this, if they use it under a physicians recommendation here in Florida and use it as needed at home I've no problem.

Additionally many of those drivers that you may detect the smell from their cars may be using it illegally also, with a compassionate use card or not. I'm ok with the use of it as recommended by a physician for legitimate uses medically as an alternative to opioids for pain management, I'm not leaning towards recreational use, but honestly, they're going to continue to use it legally or illegally if they wish.


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I’m not giving my guns up for weed.

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If driving while using or even under the influence of marijuana is illegal (as it is in Colorado), it would seem that odor strong enough to be smelled in other vehicles would be complete justification for a law enforcement stop and citation. Is that not illegal in Florida? If it is, does the state have anything like a REDDI (Report Every Drunk Driver Immediately) program?




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I could care less if they want to and/or do legalize pot, but until there is a reliable / admissible in court test to confirm DUI / intoxication, I'm completely against it.

We need a Bake-alyzer, kinda like a Breathalyzer, but for 'stoners' that want to smoke dope in public....You know, so we can 'follow the science'! Wink


There is. It is called a DRE w/ a piss test for the presence of THC.
 
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It's quite a strong aroma, but I don't loathe it as much as some. Impaired drivers are terrifying.
 
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There is. It is called a DRE w/ a piss test for the presence of THC.
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In my days as an Enterprise Car Rental wrangler, it was not unusual for me to have to take a car out of service because it reeked of pot so bad that other people refused to rent it. Scrubbing the interior was not effective. The odor was in the carpet, headliner and seats.


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Originally posted by nhracecraft:
I could care less if they want to and/or do legalize pot, but until there is a reliable / admissible in court test to confirm DUI / intoxication, I'm completely against it.

We need a Bake-alyzer, kinda like a Breathalyzer, but for 'stoners' that want to smoke dope in public....You know, so we can 'follow the science'! Wink


There is. It is called a DRE w/ a piss test for the presence of THC.

Unfortunately, the DRE is NOT infallible/foolproof and the piss test for the 'presence on THC' only verifies you were under the influence within the last 28 days! There are no testing standards that currently exist to determine the level of intoxication that are equivalent to BAC for drinking alcohol, and therefore no statutes that can define whether you're 'to stoned to drive' Right Now! I know it when I see it, just isn't good enough with a defense attorney in a Court of Law.


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Originally posted by nhracecraft:
I could care less if they want to and/or do legalize pot, but until there is a reliable / admissible in court test to confirm DUI / intoxication, I'm completely against it.

We need a Bake-alyzer, kinda like a Breathalyzer, but for 'stoners' that want to smoke dope in public....You know, so we can 'follow the science'! Wink


There is. It is called a DRE w/ a piss test for the presence of THC.

Unfortunately, the DRE is NOT infallible/foolproof and the piss test for the 'presence on THC' only verifies you were under the influence within the last 28 days! There are no testing standards that currently exist to determine the level of intoxication that are equivalent to BAC for drinking alcohol, and therefore no statutes that can define whether you're 'to stoned to drive' Right Now! I know it when I see it, just isn't good enough with a defense attorney in a Court of Law.


In Washington State its 5 ng THC per milliliter of whole blood. And if an officer says the person driving recently used marijuana that is sufficient for a search warrant for the driver's blood for the vast majority of judges in this state. WHich is why it's taking a year for the testing of a person's blood now. And it doesn't matter here if the driving was bad or not or if the driver was affected or not, over 5 ng = DUI.


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I was driving back from a meeting on I25 maybe 10-15 years ago and it was bumper to bumper traffic near the Broncos stadium. Guys next to me were smoking pot out of a soda can and we were slowly creeping along. I kind of just lol'd at the time at their lack of concern for anything around them. Now that's just another day in Denver.
 
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