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10 minutes ago, Cyclone said:

Yes, we know the law on drug driving.


Are you seriously trying to claim that getting a second hand whiff of someone smoking is the equivalent of having smoked it yourself?

It surely depends on the amount of the drug taken second-handly (or is it "second-handedly?")  :)

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3 minutes ago, Branyy said:

It surely depends on the amount of the drug taken second-handly (or is it "second-handedly?")  :)

Not really.

 

If you can drive a car with someone sitting next to you smoking and not be affected, then driving past someone smoking on the pavement with your window down is definitely not going to affect you.

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6 minutes ago, Branyy said:

It surely depends on the amount of the drug taken second-handly (or is it "second-handedly?")  :)

I don't know the concentrations and volumes involved in directly smoking cannabis (in terms of amount of smoke inhaled), but I suspect that it would take considerable time in an enclosed space with multiple smokers to even start to approach the same effects as smoking directly.

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Posted (edited)

Google to the rescue

 

https://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/research-reports/marijuana/what-are-effects-secondhand-exposure-to-marijuana-smoke

 

3 hours in a ventilated space with people casually smoking leaves you below the level of THC which would fail a drug driving test.

 

So walking past a single person in the street, almost certainly undetectable and biologically irrelevant levels of THC.

 

Contact highs have been reported if you sit in an unventilated space with multiple smokers for extended lengths of time.

Edited by Cyclone

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Just last week, one of these Police Camera Action programmes had four lads stopped in a car stinking of skunk. There was a dispute about who was driving so all four were drug tested. One (the passenger as it turned out) failed massively. The other two barely registered and the fourth came up completely clean.

 

Not scientific I know, but it does give an indication of how little THC remains in the smoke once it has been exhaled by the smoker.

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I wasn't sure about the sensitivity of drug tests, but fair enough.

Btw, threshold for positivity (in UK) is 2 ug of THC per 100 ml of blood.

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9 hours ago, Top Cats Hat said:

It is illegal to possess cannabis. It is illegal to sell cannabis. It is illegal to drive under the influence of cannabis.

 

It is not illegal to smoke it. 🙂

How do you not possess it when smoking it?

Edited by makapaka

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26 minutes ago, makapaka said:

How do you not possess it when smoking it?

Perhaps you are holding it for them?

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39 minutes ago, makapaka said:

How do you not possess it when smoking it?

Just shows how ridiculous our drug laws are.

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1 hour ago, Branyy said:

I wasn't sure about the sensitivity of drug tests, but fair enough.

Btw, threshold for positivity (in UK) is 2 ug of THC per 100 ml of blood.

Thats pretty sensitive if the road side kits can detect that level.

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33 minutes ago, Top Cats Hat said:

Just shows how ridiculous our drug laws are.

Still laws though.

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