California: Cannabis advocates over kids

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By backing down from a proposed “zero tolerance” policy on motorists under age 21 who drive after using marijuana, California lawmakers listened to the voices they value most—those of cannabis advocates.

Our state government is more interested in placating pot purveyors and avoiding legal pressure from the ACLU than it is in public safety and the welfare of young people. If testing is problematic, find more reliable methods. Don’t render enforcement “more benign” and lower penalties because you think they may be “too onerous.” What’s your objective: Showing tolerance or protecting kids?

Even students see the danger: “Students from UCLA and North High School in Torrance testified in favor of the bill and said their peers do not realize the danger of being impaired while driving after using marijuana.”

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