(Snippets from the frontline)
I don’t smoke marijuana but have no problem with those who use it judiciously and responsibly. For some pain management patients, I prescribe marijuana derivatives.
Last year, California voted to legalize marijuana. It passed. I voted against it for two reasons: 1) It can be a “gateway” drug for susceptible teens, with our community working expeditiously to counsel and educate these youths; 2) There is no reliable method for law enforcement to accurately determine if someone is “under the influence.”
Drivers who drink alcohol can be evaluated immediately with a breathalyzer. Not so with marijuana.
So instead of seeking wealth through a lotto ticket, invent a marijuana breathalyzer which would save countless lives on the road.
Hopefully someone will have a revelation, whether you take a drag or not.
Gene Uzawa Dorio, M.D.