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Too High to Drive? Colo. Considers Pot DUI Law

Sunday, 20 Feb 2011 01:04 PM

DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering setting a blood-test standard for what constitutes driving under the influence of marijuana.

It is illegal in all states to drive while impaired by drugs, but only a few states have set a measurable benchmark for how much marijuana you can have in your system to be charged with a DUI. The bipartisan proposal from Reps. Claire Levy and Mark Waller would set a limit of 5 nanograms of THC, the psychoactive marijuana ingredient.

The substance would have to be present within two hours of someone being pulled over.

Colorado's 5-nanogram proposal would be one of the most liberal in the country. Nevada and Ohio have a 2-nanogram limit.

Some medical marijuana advocates fear they'll be unfairly targeted, but Levy says the bill is about public safety.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado is considering setting a blood-test standard for what constitutes driving under the influence of marijuana.It is illegal in all states to drive while impaired by drugs, but only a few states have set a measurable benchmark for how much marijuana you...
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