Chris Gortz, Durrumbul.
I would like to congratulate Ron Priestley for his article in last week’s Echo, where he explains the unfair testing of drivers for cannabis.
There are many of us around here who have had successful lives, built up businesses, are employed, have raised children and generally live a responsible life. Unlike some who have the obligatory after-work drink, we like to have a joint to wind down.
The THC may well be detectable after two months. However, to get caught and lose your licence and livelihood over something that has never been tested to determine whether it impacts on driver safety is outrageous.
This is policy of the right wing who are giving more power to the police to harass people at enormous cost to us, the taxpayers.
And how about prescription drugs: is someone on valium, painkillers etc regarded as safe? I doubt they are safe so why are they not tested?