Auto Insurance companies know full well that people using, so-called “medical marijuana” are
- driving vehicles – some even have CDL (commercial drivers’ licenses)
- marijuana users have more accidents (it distorts time and space, plus, it distracts and impacts reaction time).
- that they’re insured – some by your insurance company (there’s a way to remedy that! See ** below)
- that their rates should be higher than (y)ours!
Why should (y)our rates pay for the increase? They shouldn’t! But, … the insurance companies don’t have to care; they just pass the costs along to us!
Why should your state allow drivers from states that allow this to drive in your state? They shouldn’t!
Why is nothing being done?
- You (the public) are not complaining
- The state programs don’t tell who is driving DWI “legally”(?)
- Police don’t tell you if the driver of the ‘other vehicle’ is a “medical marijuana” user – it depends upon how the program is designed as to whether officers can even find out – – – in Oregon, it’s designed to hide the fact.
Now that the feds (thanks President Obama and Attorney General Holder!) have issued their policy – that they’re not going to pursue shutting down distributors who pseudo-legally “sell” pot, there will be a rapid increase of users driving!
Until now, people who use, have been paranoid (a common symptom manifesting is potheads) about signing onto a state-authorized program; this will open the door to massive numbers of new users and therefore more drivers on the road while “high”!
Exposed in recent studies, another common symptom manifesting in potusers is mental illness, especially the younger the users; bi-polar, among users is almost at an epidemic state!
In fact, it’s likely periodic pot users (ppu’s) will become increase their pot usage and become addicted.
** Progressive Auto Insurance ought to be required to insure ALL “medical marijuana users” allowed to drive! The CEO of Progressive Auto Insurance, is one of the deep pockets promoters of legalization of marijuana!
Please lobby your state representatives regarding this issue.