Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Jim Palmer, Professional Idiot

A union hack opens his mouth and removes all doubt.

...Wisconsin Professional Police Association Executive Director Jim Palmer says he believes marijuana legalization will eventually come to Wisconsin.

“I don’t know when that will be,” Palmer said. “But I think it is critically important to learn from the experiences of our neighbors.”...

Doesn't look much like a "HELL, NO!!" to you, does it?

Well, then, how about a few facts?

...A new study released by the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics in Sydney, Australia this year found that driving-related skills recover after about five hours if a driver smokes 20mg of delta-9 THC. A 1-gram joint of marijuana with 20 percent THC contains 200 milligrams of the substance.

In a 2019 study by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, drivers with less than 5 nanograms of delta-9 THC per milliliter of blood were no more likely to get into a driving accident than people with zero nanograms per milliliter. Drivers with equal to, or greater than, 5 nanograms of delta-9 THC per milliliter had a “statistically non-significant increase” in accidents compared to drivers with zero nanograms per milliliter, according to the study....

Almost looks like justification for pot-heads, eh?  But read on:

 ...According to a 1995 Johns Hopkins University study, marijuana with a THC concentration of 1.75 percent, or 17.5mg/g, can cause a person to have 57 nanograms per milliliter of blood after just four puffs of smoke. Blood levels decrease rapidly to single digits after an hour. But, marijuana strains at dispensaries today are more potent, varying in delta-9 THC concentration levels between the low teens and high 20s.

The level of delta-9 THC in a person’s blood is not only related to the concentration of delta-9 THC in the strain of marijuana they are smoking. It can also be affected by how often people smoke, how much they smoke at one time, and their weight....

The article goes on at length to stress that "DUI" arrests in several States are down from 5 years ago, even including DUI-Marijuana.  True; but a concentrated anti-DUI campaign has been run by all sorts of Government and private entities over the last several years, too.  

Palmer's indifference to (or sly approval of) legalizing Mary Jane fits very well with his Democrat Party credentials.  Strange that Wisconsin cops keep this guy on their payroll.

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