hit and run while stoned

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I read this story about a hit and run where the driver was stoned and the cyclist was killed.  At the risk of sounding "preachy" this is going to increase here with pot being legal.  The driver was some stupid 18 year old.  The pro-drug crowd has painted a picture of responsible hippies sitting in their living room safely getting baked and the truth is, punks like this will get stoned and be out on the streets.

http://ranchosantamargarita.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/suspect-in-cyclists-death-to-be-release-from-jail-today

Submitted by jim werner on

i'm with you on that.  but it is no different than the guy sitting in his living room drinking the brew of clydesdales  to excess and then jumping into his car for a drive to the liquor store.  it is  bad behavior all the way around.

Submitted by jim werner on

i'm with you on that.  but it is no different than the guy sitting in his living room drinking the brew of clydesdales  to excess and then jumping into his car for a drive to the liquor store.  it is  bad behavior all the way around.

I agree...   and the problem would be even worse if society hasn't properly demonized drinking and driving.  Society isn't doing any such thing with pot, and while I admit that will change when enough of these terrible incidents happen in Washington State, right now, all the pot-heads are sending a message that it won't be a problem on any level.