Colorado Revisits Marijuana DUI Standard

February 28, 2012

A divisive driving-while-high bill is back before the Colorado Legislature as senators revisit a measure to say how much marijuana can legally be in a driver’s system.

A marijuana DUI bill was defeated last year amid heated opposition from pot activists and members of both parties. The bill being heard Monday would say drivers are too impaired to drive if they test positive for 5 nanograms or more of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

Current Colorado law says drivers can’t be impaired by drugs but does not set a THC limit. Pot activists say impairment and THC levels aren’t directly related. The Republican sponsor of this year’s bill says law enforcement needs a standard to measure impairment.

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  • February 28, 2012 at 7:36 pm
    Former Status Quo says:
    two birds one stone: if you don't want to get dinged for being stoned then hit the gym and reduce the fat cells. Look sober while being healthy and not obese.
  • February 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm
    The Other Point of View says:
    Legalize, regulate, and tax. Then release all of the small time drug offenders from prisons and reassign all the cops to police violent crimes and white collar crimes. There. ... read more
  • February 28, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    former Iowegian says:
    the point is that THC stays in the system for a long time and attaches to fat cells, so your levels are not directly related to your current state of intoxication.
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