Originally Posted by davluri
safety concerns are important to all of us.
Your page from whatever source is inaccurate, sorry, not always the case. aren't reported symptoms anecdotal evidence, as opposed to a clinical study. see, you're doing it again, hiding your personal agenda in a packaging of factual information, or not so factual in the case of that page, reports from who knows who. that's bull, IMO. a footnote would be interesting.
and yes, it's offensive as hell. the word stoner is negative yet describes only one segment of smokers. the inflamatory dialog is intended to piss you off. hope you are unsettled for a few moments, proselytizing like a professor, but cheating on the truth. You really do have a lot to offer, but if you're going to mix in a lot of conjecture and BS, it will be hard to find, and likely not worth the effort. I'm disappointed is all, no, a little aggravated as well.
A study relying on anecdotal evidence can prove just about anything, IMO.
I am deeply sorry I have offended you by challenging the recreational marijuana use that is so deeply enmeshed in Northern California ski culture. I just used the word "stoner" to refer to habitual marijuana users. I'm sorry you found it derogatory. I'm not being sarcastic here.
For the record, all of those bits of information came from the site I listed, which took their information from primary research literature on the subject.
But in general, alot of the stuff you are saying is a defensive response from marijuana users to justify its use.
Just because something is part of one's culture or one's habit, does not mean it is ok, whether "the man" says it it is or not.
I'm not going to attempt to defend my position any more with factual evidence (at this point), but I'll just say again I personally don't feel comfortable skiing with people under the influence of substances that have to potential to interfere with motor coordination and/or reaction time. This includes alcohol, far more ubiquitously-used, as I said above.
And to huhh's reference, I think-at face value-that people who take certain medications are objectively more likely to be involved in a collision with another skier. All of this I'm not comfortable with.
But at the same time, I'm not gonna be the guy who is actually gonna do anything about it (unless it happens in my gondi car). With that being said, I sure hope my personal views don't further aggravate anyone.