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Truckers wary of Arkansas medical marijuana rollout

By Emma Hurt

This article was published February 18, 2017 at 2:25 a.m.

The trucking industry is grappling with how Arkansas' recent legalization of medical marijuana will affect it.

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GCW says... February 18, 2017 at 8:17 a.m.

That's right, let's legalize high truck drivers and limit our ability to sue when they run over us.

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ozena says... February 18, 2017 at 12:25 p.m.

A trial lawyer's bonanza!

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BEARTRAP919 says... February 18, 2017 at 4:35 p.m.

Legislators are Lawyers mostly, Legislators make rules to keep Lawyers Employed. Does anyone know what a bus half full of lawyers that goes over a Great Cliff, crashes and kills everyone is Called??? The Answer is Wasted Space.

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ThisisInsane says... March 5, 2017 at 3:14 p.m.

This is a hype. People have been driving on cannabis, since they started demonizing it. You have had high folks on the road all along. This is NOT a new thing, it's just politicians and the ignorant, reefer mad 'leadership' stirring up the public who have yet to educate themselves about the truth. The science. The govt sent over 5 million in taxpayer funds, to a scientist in Israel, so they could get the science they needed, and still keep us in the dark. Look back at the history of the causes of traffic mortality, and you'll see that it has ALWAYS been alcohol that has been blamed for those deaths. NHTSA has published stats after stats, saying so, for decades. Now because the prohibitionists are scared they are losing their cash cow, they have shifted tactics and a new substance the people use, to blame this crap on.
The trucking industry has always drug tested, and I have been in that industry, so I know. How many truckers have died because they used too much speed to stay on schedule? Or to make up time? They have even tightened up the rules about the truckers' logs, so as to insure they get enough sleep. Yet, people still die. Four-wheelers still cut them off, and crashes still happen.
People, you all need to wake up and see the mind control and brainwashing that you are all spouting. Of course, lawyers will always take care of lawyers, and they want you all to be afraid. They still have no clue, that they do not belong in the area of medicine. They need to stay out of the patient doctor relationship, and stop with the stupid, 'without-a-clue' limitations of dosage and what they think a patient needs. They are so clueless, as to sound less than professional. We have about twenty-eight states with legalized cannabis in one form or another, and five with adult use legalized. When that number reaches 34, it will force a Constitutional Convention, and will make Congress change the scheduling, and remove it from said schedule.
The leadership is afraid, they are ignoring the GOP leaders who are supportive of cannabis, and are pressing on with this war on all of us. It infringes on each and every one of our lives, and if you can't see that, you are still asleep, which is where they want you.
This not your fault, and it has been perpetrated by them behind closed doors. The perfect example is how they chopped up one law, got it removed from the ballot, and are in the process of rewriting the other one. Why do you even pass a law with voter approval, then make the substance illegal to use, throughout the entire state??? What a waste of legislative talent. This plant will bring in millions, tens of thousands of jobs, and help to pay for all the happy little projects these shysters want to do. They should all shut up, sit down, leave the cannabis to the doctors, scientists and patients who need it. The only thing most of you do not realize, it that this plant is beneficial to almost everyone no matter why you use it.

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