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Old 02-18-2014, 07:57 AM   #9
glatt
 
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According to a New York Times article, you are twice as likely to have a fatal crash if you are driving under the influence of marijuana than you would be if sober. And you are 20 times as likely to have a fatal crash if you are driving drunk than you would be if sober. So smoking pot and driving isn't terribly safe, but it's far far safer than drinking and driving.

According to the article, being under the influence of marijuana is if you have any detectable amount of THC in your bloodstream, and drunk driving is having 0.08 blood alcohol.
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