Skip to comments.Has ANYONE ever been imprisoned for smoking pot?
Posted on 09/21/2002 5:49:50 PM PDT by Libloather
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the law against being stoned is called PI or DUI if you are operatong a vhicle. States have passed amendments that include any intoxicants, which include pot.
I had a friend who spent 18 months in jail in South Carolina for smoking pot.
There's a law against driving while asleep, that does not automatically make sleeping a crime. There is no law against being stoned, because that's too close to thought crimes for our legislatures to stomach while we are still pretending to have a Constitutionally limited republic, affirms sacrosanct individual rights, rather than a communist nanny state.
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Not that I'm enchanted with defending our country's communistically inspired drug laws, but...
While there are some countries that will prosecute you solely for failing a drug test, I have never heard of anyone being arrested in the US simply for being high. You must be put with the goods in some manner here.
Here we go again? What was your friend convicted of? Please, be specific...
I meant Liberteen. Thanks for noticing...
He didn't sell it, so it had to be smoking it.
Your exercise in symantics is stupid.
So you don't know the specifics. Why post anything, let alone a false claim?
Your exercise in symantics is stupid.
Too many Liberteen idiots claim that MILLIONS (maybe BILLIONS) of other idiots are imprisoned for smoking pot - when, in fact, NONE are - because smoking pot isn't a crime. Thanks for your contribution...
To smoke pot, you must 'posses' a match. No one person - before you, or after you - has EVER gone to prison for that.
How much pot did your perp friend 'posses' while the cuffs went on? (My wild guess - 18 months worth...)
...and by the way, extending DUI to marijuana is unscientific malarky. The NTSB, and the Calif. Hwy Patrol both ran extensive controlled experiments on stoned drivers to try to metricize the blood stream level that could be deemed DUI. No such levels were found. No matter how stoned the stoned drivers got, they still outperformed their control counterparts on a large percentage of the tests. Turns out that while marijuana produces a slight temporary reduction of short-term memory, it compensates by making users more attentive to the moment, and memory isn't as useful to drivers as attentiveness.
If you'd like to test this report, try asking a cop what the exact level of cannabanoids in the blood stream is that consititues DUI--the answer will be: ANY. Pretty remarkable, eh, given that they did extensive testing to establish exactly that. Just another example of what brazen, out-and-out thugs the drug warriors are.
Except for, I'll guesstimate, a couple of hundred arsonists.
In certain circumstances, yes, it is against the law. Care to tell us what circumstances they might be?
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In certain circumstances, it is a crime to carry a gun, but that does not make carrying a gun, per se, illegal. We already talked about being asleep. Being stoned, per se, is not a crime in this country. "Certain circumstances" and "per se", do not delineate overlapping events, even if you hold your breath until you turn blue.
Poser, you gettin' any of this? And your perp friend went to prison for what - again?
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