Smelling drugs

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Bazzer, 16 Nov 2016.

  1. the_mikey

    the_mikey Legendary Member

    I don't care that people are smoking it as much but I don't want them in control of vehicles or machinery at the same time, that said, who knows who is off their face on prescription drugs?
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  2. greekonabike

    greekonabike President of the 'Democratic Republic' of GOAB

    I've got a theory that 90% of the population is high at any given point and the majority of them are on prescription drugs. The doctors have joined forces with the government to suppress people so they won't start a rebellion.

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  3. marknotgeorge

    marknotgeorge Hol den Vorschlaghammer!

    I'm on prescription drugs and I'm certainly not high. Conspiracy or government incompetence?
  4. snorri

    snorri Legendary Member

    Neither, this is what happens when you rely on experts for your medication:sad:.
  5. Jody

    Jody Veteran

    I have no problem with people wanting to smoke weed (responsibly*) and see alchohol as way more of a problem for society. Especially in terms of violence, domestic abuse, vandalism, addiction, drain on the NHS, untimely deaths etc But as @ColinJ pointed out not while looking after kids, driving, in public places.

    *Unfortunately us Brits don't seem to do resposible consumption
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  6. greekonabike

    greekonabike President of the 'Democratic Republic' of GOAB

    Doctors incompetence.

  7. EasyPeez

    EasyPeez Über Member

    I don't often smell it coming from vehicles but there are definately a couple of grows on my commute - same 2 spots every time, whatever time of day/night.

    They might be toking but remaining within the current limits for cannabis, though...
  8. I have a family of skunks living along my commute. They often smell like they have "burned one down".
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  9. Jody

    Jody Veteran

    Doubt it. The limits are set that low it's just above passive smoking. One or two puffs and you're way over.
  10. EasyPeez

    EasyPeez Über Member

    So there is actually a legal limit? Of something that is illegal?! Seems bonkers to me, but what do I know. Thanks for clarifying :smile:
  11. ColinJ

    ColinJ It's a puzzle ...

    I bet you that somebody with decent equipment could detect traces of skunk in my blood. I don't partake of it but pretty much every day I walk past somebody smoking it. If I can smell it, then some of it has got as far as my nose and probably further!
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  12. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Does it become a "pot plant" when you grow it in flower pots?
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  13. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    I think that the limit is 2 micrograms per litre of blood. Before 2015, people could drive when stoned without breaking any traffic laws as long as their ability to drive was not impaired.
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  14. classic33

    classic33 Legendary Member

    Tha's right tha nos
    "If a driver tests positive for having more than 2µg of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannibinol, or THC (the active compound found in cannabis), per 100ml of blood, then this is considered a positive test, and is likely to lead to prosecution. Police can initially test a swab of saliva or sweat at the roadside, and if a positive test is recorded then the driver will be taken to the police station for an evidential test. The evidential test will consist of a blood sample being taken for analysis."
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  15. slowmotion

    slowmotion Quite dreadful

    lost somewhere
    I saw that website with the " per 100ml" figure but a load of other traffic solicitor firms said "per litre". I've no idea what the law states.
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