Cannabis and Driving
Although it is sometimes asserted that skills, or using heavy machinery and driving a car would be adversely affected by Cannabis use, this is the unscientific voice of prejudice speaking.
This damaging fiction about Cannabis is widely promulgated,
premeditated calumny, for official tests and studies have demonstrated
that, with Cannabis use, no deterioration of the manual dexterity or
mental adroitness occurs. The opposite is established: with the use of
Cannabis heightened awareness is reported and increase in skills
The deleterious progressive intensification-by-quantity which occurs with use of alcohol, tranquillisers and other toxic drugs (whose biological action differs from Cannabis) is mendaciously asserted to occur with non-toxic Cannabis too, in both official and other propaganda, despite the specific and complete exoneration of Cannabis from all such allegations, by replicable, clinical tests. Given the brief to discover impairment if any, the Crancer Study from the Washington Department of Motor Vehicles, confirms Cannabis has no deleterious effects on driving ability.
Clinically tested, Cannabis is shown not to induce functional impairments. Rather the reverse is confirmed: improvements in the ability to concentrate and perform are demonstrated by recorded results. The tests of skills in simulated driving performance of the U.S. official Crancer Studies demonstrate that any quantity of Cannabis, even huge amounts consumed by test subjects, is unable to cause the slightest impairment of the brain function. Crancer finds:
"Simulated driving scores for subjects experiencing a normal social marijuana 'high' and the same subjects under control conditions are not significantly different. However. there are significantly more errors for alcohol intoxicated than for control subjects.'
Moreover, increased quantity does not have deleterious results. To quote Crancer again, both regular and novice smokers smoking three times the effective dose:
"showed either no change or negligible improvements in their scores."
Thus, 'acute' effects (i.e. current or short-term use) show no maltreatment, no abuse of the Cannabis consumer.
It cannot be discerned by looking at, talking to or testing the abilities of a person that they have taken Cannabis. Cannabis has no effect on the brain mechanisms controlling consciousness, speech, co-ordination, etc.: a person functions normally. See official empirical research: 'The Effects of Marijuana on Human Beings,' by Professor A.T. Weil, M.D., Arizona College of Medicine and Professor N.E. Zinberg, M.D., Harvard. Weil and Zinberg relate how on occasions, some research subjects enjoying effects, thinking themselves "too stoned" to perform adequately, would ask to be excused the tests, which were nevertheless insisted upon. Then, on testing, subjects were surprised and pleased to find themselves able to perform as well as, or better than without Marijuana. This finding proved to be replicable. (Also see 'Clinical and Psychological Effects of Marijuana in Man,' Science. vol 162, Dec., 1968, pp. 1234-1242; Cannabis: The First Controlled Experiment,' New Society, 16 Jan., 1969, pp. 85-86, by Professors Weil & Zinberg et al.)
That users were "surprised" their tests' results confirmed no decrements derive from the use of Cannabis, indicates they had been prepossessed (read brainwashed) by false indoctrination.
Cannabis is not a narcotic, and does not induce tiredness, drowsiness, torpor or drugged sleep. Inducement of tiredness and drugged sleep is a fiction of toxic substances which are fatal at some dose. There is no Lethal Dose Rating for Cannabis which is a non-toxic substance incapable of causing death in humans and animals at any dose. Nor does Cannabis interfere with rest, for those who are tired or in need of sleep are able to sleep normally. Patients and Cannabis users report enjoying sleep of the most restful sort with incremented invigoration and energy on awakening. Accurate language reflects that Cannabis may be referred to as: a safe relaxant tonic.
Cannabis is not an hallucinogen. Those parts of the brain including the mind, the psyche, pertaining to consciousness, etc., are not deleteriously interfered with by Cannabis. It is untruthful then to apply to Cannabis terms which are generally used to describe the effects of drugs and substances which do adversely affect brain function. In this context, such terminology as 'psychoactive' and 'psychotropic' is inadmissible. These words describe substances which throughly change personality ad behaviour, measurably impair brain function and/or induce psychical distortions and hallucinations. For example, psychoactive alcohol can cause violent and grievous changes of behaviour, destabilising normal social psychical restraints and inhibitions (ref. 'Harm and Danger in Perspective,' in Part Three of THE REPORT). Psychotropic hallucinogen Lioresal and other prescription drugs cause hallucinations (ref. Martha Hirsch, in Administrative Law Judge F.L. Young's review, quotes verbatim in Part Four of THE REPORT). Psychotropic/psychoactive lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) distorts perceptions, and so on. Even in small amounts. psychoactive/psychotropic drugs, such as alcohol, impair performance. Although with alcohol the user may feel invigorated and confident ("Dutch courage") when (clinically) tested the recorded results of mental abilities and physical co-ordination consistently show deterioration.
Objectivity and scruple deny absolutely the misapplication to Cannabis of words such as narcotic, hallucinogen, psychoactive or psychotropic, for this jargon befits psyche-distorting substances, hallucinogens, narcotics and drugs, with their well-known and measurable mind dysfunctions. The empirical tests of actual use of Cannabis herb clinically confirm (i.e. they are replicable) categorically, Cannabis does not induce any adversely altered perceptions or impairments of brain function.
The 'Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marijuana Use,' conducted in Jamaica by the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health, Center for Studies of Narcotic and Drug Abuse, revealed that from high frequency, long duration use (subjects averaged over 16 years of such use) of Cannabis of greater potency than is generally available elsewhere, there results:
"No impairment of physiological, sensory and perceptual motor performance, tests of concept formations, abstracting ability, and cognitive style, and tests of memory."
Thus, the U.S. National Institute of Mental Health Studies, taken together with the comprehensive empirical researches of the U.S.-Costa Rican Study (see EXORDIUM, Page 3 of THE REPORT) confirm long-term Cannabis smoking and dietary use also show no abuse, no maltreatment of the Cannabis consumer.
The biological action of Cannabis and
alcohol are completly different. Cannabis does not even effect those
parts of the brain that alcohol does that deal with motor function. In
fact, claiming that Cannabis impairs driving ability is the same as
claiming tomato's impair driving.
Remember, if there was any REAL danger, the government would be able to show it to you empirically (not hypothetically or by using their own, grant-paid 'scientists' (read prostitutes)). The fact that they cannot show you the harm empirically means they are deliberately lying to remove your freedoms which is a crime against humanity that the government must be held accountable for. We can never negotiate with the government until those who implemented and enforced these tyrannical laws are brought to justice.