I am disabled from head
injuries. Pot is the only drug that restores my balance, most of the time. I have even testified in court about the need I have in a place where it is illegal and if caught, I could do time. I found that out while trying pot to help with the sickness from a drug/chemotherapy type situation. I had not smoked any in 20 years. I have continued to smoke because I really like not falling down and/or walking into things!
My normal straight blood level would wack a 14 year old newbie so hard you could put him to bed
. It is not intoxicating at all to me.
There is no way to prove intoxication or when the drug was taken by test.
It is not my fault the the GUV sends me down the street to deal with a thug in the end of an alley. I would rather deal with the walgreens or wally world up the street, but the GUV wants the war to continue.
Want to give the drug gangs heart failure? Legalize and see how many of them continue to stand on the corner selling pot at a buck a bag profit, when wally world would be selling 5 bucks cheaper and making three bucks. There are some dangerous gangs out there, but none of them wants a war with Walton's baby. Walmart would do in a month what the entire drug task forces can not do.
For the best real world evidence to date, read the Portugal
material. Pay extra close attention to the pages contrasting their results with the various law enforcement models they are surrounded by.
Here is how this works. The bikers started making crystal meth way back when. The original attacks on meth was in an effort to de-fund several outlaw groups. They continued down the line with bans on pharmaceutical speed because they thought having doctors checking the user every month was a bad thing some how. They then started to ban the chemicals needed to make it.
Today, it is made in crazy ways, using lithium battery
strips, adding brain balance chemicals to the mix. The cops keep the addicts hiding and sliding downward until they can no longer hide. By that time, there is not much help to offer anymore.
basically invented the horribly addictive version of Meth that is destroying whole communities. Most of the meth bodies could have been avoided if the Guv had stayed out of it.
Read the Portugal
I do not advocate anyone using drugs. I do acknowledge that if you took all the addicts and placed them on one Island, drug tested them once a week, with the penalty for a dirty test being death, the only thing that would change is that the addicts would find something that left the body in less than a week that could be made from local supplies. Potato hooch/ or Vodka is one such example.
Law will never stop nature.
Off soap box again.