It Takes Nine Days to Spot a Stoned Driver
I’m preparing the news for today when I come across this story from CBS News: Recreational pot: Colorado police going to new lengths to spot high drivers. Immediately I am beaten about my frontal cortex with cognitive dissonance so profound I had to smoke a bowl lest I go full “Scanners” all over my desktop. Read these few lines and see if you have the same reactions I did:
The law legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado says the state must “regulate marijuana like alcohol.”
And like alcohol, pot can have dangerous consequences behind the wheel.
However, unlike drunk drivers, it can be very hard to actually identify a stoned driver, so authorities are launching an offensive, and Colorado police are learning to take a harder look.
State troopers take part of a nine-day course, specifically training to spot drivers under the influence of marijuana.
Sgt. Blake White, of the Colorado State Patrol, said, “We’re kind of learning along, as it goes, as far as how much it’s affecting people.”
Take your pick of reactions – this is Chinese Restaurant Ranting, family style…