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Vermont Governor Phil Scott is a Race Car Driver - Is That More or Less Safe Than Smoking Marijuana?


Vermont  Governor Phil Scott is a Race Car Driver - Is That More or Less Safe Than Smoking Recreational  Marijuana?

All of the people of Vermont, who are in favor of making marijuana legal, are waiting with their eyes and ears on the news!

WCAX: "Will the governor back legal pot? Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, is the only voice that matters left in the debate over legalizing marijuana in Vermont."

"14 NASCAR drivers have died at Daytona International Speedway, more than any other circuit....The premier series of NASCAR has seen 28 driver fatalities, the most recent of which occurred in February 2001 when Dale Earnhardt was killed during the Daytona 500....Safety in the sport has evolved through the decades....Technological advances in roll cages, window nets, seat mounts, air flaps, helmets, and driving suits as well as on-site medical facilities with helicopters... may have contributed to the prevention of further deaths."

Now, if you have never tried marijuana before, and Vermont Governor Phil Scott signs the new marijuana bill into law, then you have until next summer to start gearing up with window nets so you don't get so high you jump out of your window at home, and helmets so you don't get so excited you bump your head, and the tax dollars collected for marijuana sales can pay for each town to have an on-site medical facility with helicopters if anyone gets so high they are frightened by the experience. After all, if only 80,000 Vermonters smoke marijuana now, then 200,000 or so more might give it a try when it is legalized, and they may have never tried it before!

You can scroll down this wikipedia link, for those of you who respect wikipedia for the fact that there are links to the original sources of information at the bottom of each page, and for those of you who enjoy this communal website where almost anyone can pitch in with a new source or new article, and you can see fatalities in other races, below the NASCAR driver fatalities.

The point is, Governor Phil Scott takes a risk every time he races a car. He enjoys taking a risk. He enjoys the thrill of speed. And car racing is legal. Skiing downhill into a tree and accidentally killing yourself is legal. Swimming in a gorge in Vermont and accidentally drowning is legal.

It would be hypocritical of Governor Phil Scott to say he can take his risks and enjoy them, but the rest of us can not! So, sign that marijuana bill into law, Governor Phil Scott; and then everyone - put your green helmets on!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phil_Scott_(politician)

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is a champion stock car racer. He won the 1996 and 1998 Thunder Road Late Model Series championships and the 1997 and 1999 Thunder Road Milk Bowls.(The Milk Bowl is Thunder Road's annual season finale.)


In 2002, he became a three-time champion, winning both the Thunder Road and Airborne Late Model Series track championships and the American Canadian Tour championship. (Airborne Park Speedway is a stock car track in the town of Plattsburgh, New York). To date, he is the most winning driver of Thunder Road's modern era with 26 career wins in the track's weekly series. He also competed in the 2005 British Stock Car Association (BriSCA) Formula One Championship of the World, but did not finish.

Other Family Friendly Sports You Can Get Killed Doing in Vermont:
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2017/02/20/fatalities-verm...

Feb 20, 2017 Six people have died while skiing and snowboarding in Vermont so far this winter.

Racing career

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASCAR_fatalities

Vermont Governor Phil Scott is a Race Car Driver; but is he a hypocrite when it comes to the dangers of marijuana vs. the dangers of race car driving?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_NASCAR_fatalities

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The Guv says:

Here's the response Phil Scott is currently sending out:

"Thank you for contacting me to share your views on the legalization of marijuana in Vermont. I have received much correspondence on this issue since the Legislature passed S.22 on May 10. From a procedural standpoint, the bill will now be reviewed by the House and Senate staff and Legislative Council before it is returned to me to be reviewed by my General Counsel, as it has evolved greatly over the course of the legislative session. I will also be having conversations with the Vermont Agency of Education, Department of Public Safety, Department of Health and other potentially impacted state agencies to get their comments and input.

Multiple aspects of this issue, and how they are addressed in the bill, are concerning to me, such as how we detect impairment on our roadways, implement substance abuse education, keep our children safe, and weigh how legalization will impact the mental health and substance abuse issues our communities are already facing. While I am not philosophically opposed, I feel it is crucial all questions are addressed.

I thank you again for your input, and I will remain open to all points of view and opinions."

 
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Marijuana deaths

Reliable sources report that the only death attributable to Marijuana occurred in 1965.
A man in New Brunswick, NJ was killed when a bale of marijuana dropped from a plane hit him.

 
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It’s a damn shame

The only recent marijuana law passed was the decriminalization law that others and myself worked for to help protect Vermonters from criminalization. Cris had nothing to do with that. Nor has she had any tangible impact on legalization.

Calling the governor a hypocrite without a sound analogy here helps to illustrate the problem her public persona has caused for any serious effort to legalize. It’s a damn shame that VT legalization has largely been in her hands. It is likely that she, in fact, is responsible for delaying marijuana legalization for many years.

She held, early on, a unique opportunity to help VT be the first, or one of the first states to legalize. Instead, she squandered it on being an offputting, militant, demanding, almost cartoonish character that few mainstream Vermonters could take seriously. Marijuana never had a chance under her self-imposed tenure as the state's marijuana spokesperson.

 
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Comparing racing cars at high

Comparing racing cars at high rates of speed to smoking marijuana is ridiculous.
It's not even apples and oranges. It's more like apples and elephants.
I know many,many people who partake of marijuana and, in the past 50 years I have never known or heard of anyone jumping out of a window or injuring themselves in any foolhardy way due to the effect of smoking marijuana. As always, your attempt to make a rational point or illustrate a legitimate point get overshadowed by your need to use irrational comparisons and pure hyperbole.

 
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No Legal Elephants Until Roadside Tests Available

We definitely need a roadside test for anyone operating an elephant at a high rate of speed.

 
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I think Trump is working on that....

 

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