When driving high the same things happen every time:
- The little Genie on my shoulder tells me, every 10 seconds, ‘slow down you are going to fast!‘ Looking down to the speedometer, I typically am going ’bout 25 in a 40.
- I feel like I have journey’d say, a hundred miles. And, I have only gone to the stop sign at the end of the road.
- On this long journey I believe I am in, hour upon long-hour goes by. Slightly confused. I give up on my road trip. Turning around for home, stepping in the front door. my wife will ask, ‘where’s the pizza?‘
- I am slow and methodical when high. Precise seems to appease me. I want to enjoy every single moment…as though it were never to come my way again.
It Turns Out That Smoking Marijuana May Actually Make You A Safer Driver
An amazing study authored by professors D. Mark Anderson (University of Montana) and Daniel Rees (University of Colorado) shows that traffic deaths have been reduced in states where medical marijuana is legalized.
According to their findings, the use of medical marijuana has caused traffic related fatalities to fall by nearly nine percent in states that have legalized medical marijuana (via The Truth About Cars).
The study notes that this is equal to the effect raising the drinking age to 21 had on reducing traffic fatalities.
One key factor is the reduction in alcohol consumption. The study finds that there is a direct correlation between the use of marijuana and a reduction in beer sales, especially in the younger folks aged 20-29.
A drop in beer sales supports the theory that marijuana can act as a substitute for liquor.
The study also finds that marijuana has the inverse effect that alcohol does on drivers. Drivers under the influence of alcohol tend to make rash decisions and risky moves, whereas those under the influence of marijuana tend to slow down, make safer choices, and increase following distances.