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Michigan may be 1st to adopt roadside drug testing

I know I've seen a thread on this topic before. Here we go, Michigan is looking at adopting this. This cannot possibly fly, can it? I know nobody wants drivers on the road who are intoxicated on any substance, but given the nature on how slowly cannabanoids leave your system, I see this as very unjust to the cannabis smokers.

http://www.freep.com/article/20100909/NEWS06/9090347/1318/Mi...



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Running out of places, people or things to blame?

That's OK, just expand the war on drugs . . . that'll take care of everything, and the arrogant others can stand "tall".

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

as to answer just the HEADLINE of this post;

...they need drug-testing; look at their picks for government representation, and their REFUSAL to throw the bums out with a REAL unemployment percentage rate in the high-20's(quickly approaching 30% with NO hope of ever getting tort reform, NO workers comp overhaul, and NO right-to-work program!)

The article says

"What do you do if you got a guy you know is on drugs but can't test him?"

Answer: If you KNOW, why do you need to test him? Arrest him and have a test done if you've seen that much evidence to be sure.

Scenario: Adderall, commonly prescribed for ADHD and chronic fatigue, can cause tics. Cop tests, it comes up as amphetamines. So, anyone with tics from Adderall is going to get arrested every time (or not take their medication and be spacy or fatigued while driving) unless they show their papers (Rx), but since when did anyone ever show a cop evidence that got them off on the spot?

Scenario: Cop tests a mouthy person. Flubs the test to be vindictive.

Scenario: Cops test more people than they would otherwise because there's less paperwork and time than going about it the usual way. They wouldn't bother with the usual way for borderline cases because that's a lot of fuss to risk a negative test. However, if the person wasn't showing enough behaviors to bother with the usual way, they should've left them alone in the first place.

Scenario: Cops try to test people who know their rights because they know the person is likely to refuse the test if they don't know the law has taken away their rights and they get to charge the mouthy person with something. That'll show 'em not to risk standing on their rights.

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I'm not concerned about what substances

a person is putting in their body when they get behind the wheel...I'm concerned about whether they have been observed driving dangerously and are a visible threat to other people's safety. This is what groups like MADD don't understand. They think anybody under the influence of anything however small a sip of beer or puff of weed it might be should be punished the just as somebody swigging bottles of whiskey running over people while shooting up heroin. If a cop pulled somebody over for no good reason except he's filling quotas and doing unconstitutional searches and then later finds out they have a blood alcohol level above zero or a beer in the car it should have no bearing whatsoever. They weren't doing anything dangerous, they are handling whatever amount alcohol is in them, leave them alone! All this crap is is a backdoor into legitimizing more and more police state powers over the individual.

Marijuana and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Evidence

http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5450

"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free." Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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Thanks RPWillNeverDie . . .

Marijuana and Driving: A Review of the Scientific Evidence
http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=5450

Principles of Responsible Cannabis Use
http://norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=3417

And never forget, “Humans, despite our artistic pretensions, our sophistication and many accomplishments, owe the fact of our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.”

Ripe for abuse

The article is really vague even deceptive, reporting that 6 categories of drugs will be tested for but listing only three. What will happen to the millions of people using opiates or benzos by Rx, assuming these are categories not mentioned?

Will they automatically be subject to arrest when they test positive?

What criteria will the police use to choose who to test?

Not to mention the people in

Not to mention the people in this state that are legally using marijuana medicinally, as Michigan voters passed the legalization of maryjane for medicinal use by a 2/3 majority. Even if you ingested some days ago, these tests will show it as being in your system, which will make the police claim you are currently "under the influence."

Good grief

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"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Oh sure!

That's a great idea for a bankrupt state with no jobs left and only ghost-towns left of their major cities.

Spend money they don't have on trying to incarcerate the few people that they have left in the state.
Good thinking!