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Now that Canada and China have struck a deal for all of the oil that the environmentalist wackos were determined that we wouldn’t get, what will our neighbors to the north do with all of that extra income? Well, here’s a hint. They’ll most likely continue to spend it on ridiculous studies to find out stuff that an eight year old could figure out on their own if provided with the pertinent facts.

According to researchers at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, it’s best if you don’t smoke pot before operating a motor vehicle. You heard it here first. You’re more likely to crash if you’ve sparked a j, than if you’re stone cold sober.

Drinking and driving is never a good idea, and neither is smoking pot and driving, a study finds. People who smoke marijuana within a few hours of getting behind the wheel may be almost twice as likely to cause an accident compared with those who are sober.

A review of nine studies on pot smoking and car crashes was done by researchers from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada. The authors wrote that previous studies have been somewhat inconclusive about marijuana’s effect on automobile collisions, some showing it linked with a higher risk of crashes, and some showing a lower risk.

At first their top notch research was inconclusive. But after nine studies they finally determined that, yes indeed, smoking pot is detrimental to driving a car safely.

Aren’t you glad Obama blocked Keystone so that the Canadians will have plenty of money for important projects like this one?

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  • GarandFan

    30 years as a cop, with numerous arrests of stoners driving DUI, I could have told those intelligent idiots the same thing……….for free.

  • jim_m

    Of course previous studies are inconclusive.  If they were conclusive there would not have been need for more government grants to fund their pot smoking.  They may be stoners but they aren’t stupid.

  • Hugh_G

    Well then why are you whining about what President Obama did? What, our money would have been used in a different way?

    (Whining is the best thing righties do).

    • GarandFan

      Couple years ago you lefties called it “protest” and that it “was patriotic”.   Guess the only difference between then and now is the usual liberal bullshit called “nuance”.

      • Hugh_G

        As is often the case you don’t even get the point. Way too nuanced for you I guess?

  • 914

    Obama is such a stupid biotch!!  So is Hugh!

  • Roger_Murdock

    “Almost twice” as likely to cause a crash?!!! OH MY GOD!! Hide the children! How about providing a little context? You do realize that drivers with a BAC of 0.08 (i.e. right at the LEGAL limit) are between 11 and 12-times more likely to cause a fatal car crash? (And driving while texting evidently increases your crash risk 23-fold.) And you’re also aware of the recent study that showed that states that legalized medical cannabis had FEWER fatal car accidents?

    “Comparing traffic deaths over time in states with and without medical marijuana law changes, the researchers found that fatal car wrecks dropped by 9% in states that legalized medical use — which was largely attributable to a decline in drunk driving. The researchers controlled for other factors like changes in driving laws and the number of miles driven that could affect the results.

    Medical marijuana laws were not significantly linked with changes in daytime crash rates or those that didn’t involve alcohol. But the rate of fatal crashes in which a driver had consumed any alcohol dropped 12% after medical marijuana was legalized, and crashes involving high levels of alcohol consumption fell 14%.”

  • Roger_Murdock

    Does anyone else think it’s interesting that the FDA-approved insert for Marinol (synthetic THC) says only that patients should be “warned not to drive, operate machinery, or engage in any hazardous activity until it is established that they are able to tolerate the drug and to perform such tasks safely”?