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Colorado House passes bill on marijuana DUIs



Published: Tue, May 15, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m.

Colorado House passes bill on marijuana DUIs

DENVER (AP) — A bill setting a blood standard for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, has cleared the Colorado House.

Marijuana activists are fighting the proposal that passed the House today because they say blood THC tests are an unfair gauge of impairment.

Sponsors of the bill say more drivers are using marijuana and the state needs a marijuana analogy to the accepted blood-alcohol limit.

The pot activists have prevailed twice, but the measure is back before lawmakers in a special legislative session expected to end Wednesday. Marijuana activists hope to sink the third attempt when the bill goes to a vote in the Senate, possibly Wednesday.

Driving while impaired by drugs is illegal in all states. Seventeen states have blood-level limits for drugged-driving convictions.


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1fattynskinny(195 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

until we start drug testing those receiving government aid and those receiving a government salary, this should not be allowed!!

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2LtMacGowan(643 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

It shouldn't be allowed. Period.

Until the day we have a sane drug policy I applaud the efforts of everyone that works to subvert the drug testing apparatus by whatever means available to them.

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3yeahright(20 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

We do have a sane policy. It's locks up the pot smokers to longer terms than murderers and let alcoholics get off with fines and keep their license. That's because our legislators get stoned on legal drugs, including alcohol.

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4FifthAve(168 comments)posted 2 years, 4 months ago

Where do these folks learn their science lessons? Do you really think they could come up with a THC level that is the equivalent to DUI levels?

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