Re: ‘Prop. 19: Voting No Is the Best Choice’ |

Re: ‘Prop. 19: Voting No Is the Best Choice’

The inference that Prop 19 would harm job safety because there is no test for marijuana impairment is not correct.

The aerospace industry uses computer programs that are used like a video game that measure a person’s reaction time, attentiveness, coordination and many other things affected by impairment.

These measurement are compared to a previous test when the person is known to be sober, rested and alert. Any deviation from this previous baseline measurement is taken as a measure of impairment.

This test actually does tests impairment. Urine tests do not test impairment. They test for non-psychoactive metabolites of marijuana that can be detected for weeks after last use.

Impairment tests have other advantages over urine testing. Many things can cause impairment, lack of sleep, hangover, emotional problems and many other things. These impairments are real and can cause accidents, but urine tests do not test for any of them. Computer impairment testing can detect impairment from all of these problems.

Prop. 19 is not perfect but is a lot better than what we are doing now. Please join me in voting Yes on Prop 19.

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