And as stated above, it can cause impairment, just as alcohol can. Similar to opium, consumed mainly by Asians, the criminalization of marijuana was used to repress the ethnic traditions of an ethnic minority.Additionally, Mexicans were often interacting with black people in the south and giving them pot, which caused a great deal of paranoia as well.Unfortunatly it is much easier to detect alcohol on someone's breath via the use of a breathalyzer than it is to detect the presence of drugs. You can see symptoms of drug use (for example red eyes) but many visible signs of drug use can be caused by other things (red eyes could be caused by allergies...when I'm suffering from allergies many of my friends ask me if I'm high because of the way my eyes look).
It causes problems with depth perception which can lead you to stop too soon or not soon enough or turn wrong, which could cause an accident.Also, if a person goes into a full body stone (I've seen people do this even after there has been awhile after they smoked pot) they will pretty much lose the ability to drive.It can also cause attention problems (people who are high on pot are often easily distracted, which could take their focus from the task at hand).In this case you would not be guilty of impared driving, but refused to be tested for other reasons.The only reason to refuse a breathalyzer is if you think it's an infringment on your rights or if you are actually guilty.It would be very easy for a person to refuse a blood test, and hard to get a conviction for impared driving when a person refuses to take the test.With alcohol, there is generally the smell of alcohol.This could also happen with pot, but you could very well be the designated driver after a party where pot was consumed and smell of pot.Additionally, many other drugs do not give off an odor (like cocaine or IV drugs).One of the local people looks like someone I'd be interested in getting to know, but they have "Yes" next to that, and I have that I want nothing to do with the drug scene in my profile and the "Does not do drugs" filter marked. OT, the 420 reference does generally refer to people who do pot/weed/herb, or whatever you want to call it. weed is my only vice and as far as I can see, its probably the least harmful of all the vices outside of its absurd legal implications, which I've been living with so long that I've become inured to.It's got many different sub meanings though.heheh, well perhaps in the early 20s group, (I can't say I've ever really looked at that age groups profiles) but in a year or two that will be history when real jobs and kids begin to impinge. I've never heard of the 420 term, but I haven't indulged in 13 years either. I grew up with a parent (principal of a school) that smoked weed.