Poll: Recreational Pot for Rhode Island?

Beer, wine ... marijuana?

Here's something interesting: The governor may be open to extending the state's medical marijuana laws into something more liberal like Colorado, which allows anyone over the age of 21 to purchase small amounts of the plant. (Washington state will also start later this year.)

Gov. Lincoln Chafee told the Huffington Post on Monday: “Somebody was saying to me about the bad weather we’ve been having back home and all the potholes, we should have the revenue go to infrastructure — pot for potholes."

Or you can just deal with potholes this way. 
G3 February 27, 2014 at 11:15 AM
Marijuana doesn't make you wreck your car. Subjects show almost identical driving skills just before and just after smoking marijuana, according to a study published in the March 2010 issue of the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs. ​Investigators from Hartford Hospital in Connecticut and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine measured the simulated driving performance of 85 people in a double-blind, placebo controlled trial. Volunteers responded to various simulated events associated with auto crash risk, such as avoiding a driver who was entering an intersection illegally, deciding to stop or go through a changing traffic light, responding to the presence of emergency vehicles, avoiding colliding with a dog who entered into traffic, and maintaining safe driving during a secondary (in-the-car) sound distraction. Test subjects performed the tests sober, and then again 30 minutes after smoking a joint containing either 2.9 percent THC or a placebo joint with no THC. The volunteers performed virtually the same after smoking marijuana as they did sober and/or after smoking bunk pot. "No differences were found during the baseline driving segment (and the) collision avoidance scenarios," the scientists reported. There are also 17 more studies I found that say the same thing, marijuana does not affect people's ability to drive the way alcohol does.
Toxic Avenger February 27, 2014 at 11:27 AM
Douglas R. Your not making sense. With each "sip" you are heading toward inebriation. Don't kid yourself alcohol is the gateway drug. Usually the first "drug" tried is alcohol. Not pot.
MikeD February 27, 2014 at 12:03 PM
This is the part when someone feels compelled to post something to the effect of "what about the children?" or "it sends the wrong message to kids" and "legalizing it is the same thing as condoning its use". One big problem people fail to realize, is that even young people are well aware of the mixed messages and hypocrisy of the legal use of alcohol and tobacco while marijuana is illegal. Those that have tried both marijuana and alcohol know that alcohol is more dangerous yet we continue down this foolish path. Furthermore, would anyone honestly say that right now our government condones tobacco use? No, of course not.


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