Pro-cannabis group says drug used as scapegoat

Pro-cannabis campaigners say the drug is being used as a scapegoat in two aviation tragedies. Both the Carterton balloon pilot, and two tandem jump masters in the Fox Glacier crash, had cannabis in their systems, although in neither tragedy has it been established the drug use was a contributing factor. NORML’s president Julian Crawford says people shouldn’t jump to conclusions, especially if the true causes of the crashes are ignored. He says inactive THC-metabolites can stay in the body for over a month after the use of cannabis, while the active-effects of THC only last a few hours. Julian Crawford says in the Fox Glacier tragedy, the THC in the jump-masters’ blood could not have contributed to the plane crash, while in Carterton a strong gust of wind took the balloon across power lines.

via : nzcity

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