Letters to the Editor

POT: Look farther than the headline

Re: “More fatal wrecks after pot use in 2014” (TNT, 8-20).

When you have a study that doesn’t give all the information, it can be very dangerous. This study does not indicate who was at fault in the accident. It you dig deeper, you will find that almost all these drivers were also well above the legal blood alcohol content.

They never check for prescription drugs, so they could be an unknown contributor to any accident.

While this is a local study, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found that those who tested positive for marijuana were no more likely to get in a crash than sober drivers. I also believe that the increase in marijuana testing has skewed the data.

We need more data that is not tainted by a century of stereotyping by the government.

Tracy A. Baublits

Fife

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