An intelligent pot smoker will run circles around a sober imbecile in any task. I'm quite positive you've never met an intelligent pot smoker, because intelligent pot smokers don't associate with people that share your attitude. I've tested with a genius level IQ twice while stoned (REAL tests, not one of these hokey, "what's your IQ" travesties), graduated high school with a 3.8 in all honors classes stoned, scored a 1410 on my SAT stoned (and barely studied), and now work as a subcontractor for the Office of Naval Research at an R&D facility funded by DARPA. My project partner has a Ph.D. in Space Plasma Physics and says I am one of the sharpest, most talented, most intelligent individiuals he's ever met. I no longer smoke pot because of my current project, and due to health reasons, but if it was legal you can bet your ass I still would consume THC, albeit not in smoke form. I have a shoulder deformity and severe nerve damage in my left arm and the left side of my torso from a childhood car accident, and so am prescribed narcotic painkillers. They are FAR FAR FAR more intoxicating than marijuana as far as impairment goes, yet millions of people in this country drive and operate equipment on a daily basis while under their influence. I'm more worried about driving under their influence than marijuana's. Why aren't you calling out chronic pain patients? Are stoners an easier target for you? Your pilot argument is flawed... much like pilots are not allowed any alchohol in their blood while in the air, a similar zero-tolerance policy could be adopted with marijuana. It's just as hard to tell if someone has had one drink as it is one puff... but random piss tests fix that right quick. If marijuana was legal then it would be up to employers to adopt marijuana policies that fit their own unique situations. Some employers would need none, and some would need very strict policies. If you spent a few minutes doing some web-searching on driving under the influence of marijuana... you may be surprised to find that there are more than a few scientific studies that support the idea that impairment while driving is minimal as long as moderate doses of THC are administered. Some studies actually did find that people administered low doses of THC performed better in certain tasks. Smoking one's self into a stupor is a matter of personal responsibility, much like drinking ones self into a stupor. Fear-mongerers such as yourself would have everyone believe that even looking at marijuana make someone into a drooling, babbling imbecile, and it couldn't be farther from the truth. The person who has a single beer with dinner, and drives home, lives to see another day. The person who drinks a whole pitcher of beer at dinner, and drives home, ends up wrapped around a telephone pole. It works the same way with marijuana. Also, just for the record, marijuana is not classified as a "narcotic" by the medical community. That is just a drug war scare tactic. My father-in-law is a narcotics detective of 19 years, and has said to me on several occasions that the illegality of marijuana is one of the most asinine laws that he is required to enforce. I know a LOT of cops, and not only are many ex-weed smokers, most of them also feel the same exact way. Chasing stoners is a massive waste of time, tax dollars, and worst of all, manpower. We could be putting those same resources towards enforcing laws against drugs that are ACTUALLY dangerous, such as methamphetamine. I'm sure your reply will contain more accusations of "addict's excuses", along with broken reasoning and insults. Frankly, I've heard it a million times before and it still sounds just as empty and unfounded as it did the first time.