Let's Look At What Happens When You Actually Smoke Pot And Drive

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A little disclaimer before watching this video. Jalopnik does not, in any way, shape, or form, condone anything other than completely and totally sober and clear-headed driving. Don't do drugs, kids.

With that being said, I figured it was as good a time as any to examine the effects of drugs on driving, what with Rob Ford finally getting sober finally getting a driver. Specifically, Ford was arrested in 1999 for DUI and marijuana possession, so why not look at what the Demon Weed does to your roadholding ability?

Los Jalops are completely unfamiliar with any forms of drugs and/or alcohol, of course, but lucky for us British TV show Fifth Gear is all about the cheeba. So they decided to test out its effects on driving after smoking a marihuana cigarette, in a completely unscientific manner, of course.

Somehow their test subject actually performed better on their examination after smoking the bud, the chronic, the grass, the doobie, the endo, the lamb's bread, the herb, the reefer, the old toby, the wacky tabacky, the spanks, the sticks, the stuff, the sticky-icky, the binger, the bone, the billy, the buge, the jive, the kutch, the morning medicine (seriously, Wiktionary's got a whole list of terms for it, it's kind of crazy) than he did when sober.

Gavin, the poor guinea pig for this experiment, just said he was concentrating more.


Obviously, this is not a scientific study, and real ones using Real Science say that cannabis is only second to alcohol in causing impaired driving accidents, and that people who drive while high are ten times more likely to be injured in one.

But still, it might be good to think about it.


Legalize it. Tax it. Enjoy the fuck out of it & let someone else drive you.

Carry on.