Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

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  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 19, 2014 7:31 p.m.

    It might be interesting to see if insurance companies begin to put riders on health, accident or life insurance policies that limit or deny payment to injury or death attributed to marijuana use. That might be a signal that actuarialy there is a problem.

    Jury trials involving crimes allegedly committed under the influence of marijuana may be interesting. Diminished capacity defense? How to qualify a jury pool, if some are regular users, what about potential for bias one way or the other?

    IMO, I think we have a problem. It may be legal, but can you deny employment to a pot head? Do Driving Under the Influence laws cover stoned drivers? What kind of field sobriety tests would hold up in court?

    Should Utah beef up UHP patrols on I-70 from Colorado and bust drivers for possession if pulled over?

    Should Colorado have Dram Shop laws to hold purveyors of marijuana liable for third party injury or death?

    This social experiment could be really interesting.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 19, 2014 8:44 a.m.

    In one case, 'more than the recommended dose'. In the other, 'possibly after consuming'.
    Everyone gets wound up about their hot button issues and wants more government intervention, at the same time ignoring things like cigarettes and guns. Both of which killed more people yesterday than pot does in a month. If you don't like alcohol or pot, fine. Go to church and find other busywork, but stop killing my joy just because you're denied it. And no, I'm not a pot user; never have been.

  • FT salt lake city, UT
    April 19, 2014 7:38 a.m.

    Conservative continue to push the nanny state. Enought with all your goverment regulations!

  • cris Hamilton, IL
    April 19, 2014 6:16 a.m.

    Unmonitered recreational marijuana. What a joke. It will just get worse.

  • kaysvillecougar KAYSVILLE, UT
    April 18, 2014 11:42 p.m.

    This is the way our government should work. Allow states to be the laboratories for our country. If something like this works, others will follow. Looks like maybe this might not be the best idea. This is an example of stupidity that should give us pause and cause us to reflect on the harm that legalizing another mind altering substance could cause. It should make us reflect on the selfishness of such policies. Hopefully we, the rest of the nation are wiser than our neighbors to the east.

  • Rockyrd Gilbert, AZ
    April 18, 2014 11:15 p.m.

    "But pot doesn't hurt anyone..." When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn.

  • Meckofahess Salt Lake City, UT
    April 18, 2014 8:53 p.m.

    Oh good. Because alcohol causes so many problems it is ok to introduce another substance that causes problems too. Seems like it would make sense to limit anything new into the environment that causes health problems? But what the heck, it couldn't be any worse than alcohol right?

  • Anti Government Alpine, UT
    April 18, 2014 7:37 p.m.

    It's ok if people long as the government is allowed to continue to get the tax revenue from selling it.

    Kind of like the lottery, the government (politically speaking) can't get income taxi from poor people so they use the lottery to extract poor peoples money knowing full well poor people are the ones who spend the most money on the fallacy of winning big in the lottery.

    It's all good as long as the government gets what it wants from the citizens.

    It's a shame people fall for these deceptions and it is even more shameful that an institution set up to protect citizens will exploit people for money even when they know full well people's health, societal deterioration, and even death will happen as a result.

    Anything goes for liberal progressives but we will all pay with more than just our money.