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there's this new PSA commercial i've been seeing - not sure who is… - Speak Friend and Enter
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there's this new PSA commercial i've been seeing - not sure who is behind it but it's the "truth - the anti-drug" folks (different from truth.com and their bs). they use this impressive statistic:

" 1 in 3 reckless drivers who were tested for drugs tested positive for marijuana" while they show you a sad sad story about a guy who killed his own brother while driving "under the influence" (of what? we aren't told).

i'm sure nobody needs to hear this but i'll do it anyway. we are left to draw the conclusion that marijuana causes traffic deaths FAR MORE OFTEN THAN WE THINK!!!! YOU SEE ITS NOT A HARMLESS DRUG!!! OMG OMG

i want to know the following things from their statistics:

1. what is defined as "reckless"
2. what caused the recklessness?
3. did the marijuana impair the driver's judgement?
4. what else did the drivers test positive for?
5. what did the 2 out of 3 reckless drivers test positive for?
6. where is the fact correlating marijuana to automobile fatalities, because they sure aren't in this commercial?
3 pity screws or Do me
From: adriftwithin Date: November 2nd, 2003 11:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
     The thing that came to mind for me was that marijuana stays in your system for 30 days, so it could've been up to a month since a lot of those people had even touched it, before the accident.
xabigailx From: xabigailx Date: November 3rd, 2003 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)
Those commercials are misleading, to say the least. They are so vague because they don't have any real facts to back it up with. So they leave you to draw your own conclusions...
edenbeast From: edenbeast Date: November 3rd, 2003 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
It's all the same wide-spread propaganda. Cigarettes and alcohol do far more damage each day, obviously. Only thing negative about marijuana, that might have merret, is a study conducted (I forget who did it and where) that seemed to suggest that smoking weed damaged your short-term memory. Can't say I know from experience though....*shrugs*
3 pity screws or Do me