Legal pot increases at-risk drivers

01/24/2014 1:10 PM

01/24/2014 11:53 AM

Re “From pot dreams to prison for whiz kid” (Page A1, Jan. 21): Colorado and Washington legalized recreational pot, but I do not see the purpose of legalizing marijuana for recreational uses other than to generate income off of it. Although not to the extent of other drugs, it is evident that marijuana impairs our abilities to properly function. There is the idea that, like alcohol, there can be a limit set for driving while under the influence. However,it is hard to test and determine what is too much marijuana. The income that can result from legalizing recreational marijuana simply is not worth the risk of potential accidents. On top of that, it is a violation of federal law.

-- Nisa Smith, Sacramento

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