Bill Could Make It Illegal To Drive With Marijuana In Blood Stream

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A bill was introduced at the state capitol on Monday that could make it illegal if a driver had more than 5 nanogram/millileters or more of THC (tetrahydrocannabinols) in their bloodstream. That person could be charged with DUI, a misdemeanor.

House Bill 11-1261 was introduced by Rep. Claire Levy (D-Boulder) and Rep. Mark Waller (R-El Paso County).

The Cannabis Therapy Institute says this is an attack on medical marijuana users.

The bill will be heard before a committee in the House.


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  • by LDude Location: same place as before on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:57 PM
    Posted by: Troy Location: C/S on Feb 16, 2011 at 01:27 PM I'm in favor of this law. 5 Ng/Ml would definitely be an indication of impairment and likely an indication of excessive use in most people. ............................ TROY, please provide a link to the study that backs up your claim.
  • by LDude Location: down by Ed's on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:48 PM
    Posted by: Ryan Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 15, 2011 at 06:15 PM If marijuana is just as much an impairment as alcohol, this is a great idea, it would keep everyone safe. .................................. Have you ever used Cannabis? , if not then you do not know what you are talking about, being "high" is NOT like being drunk,you need to inform yourself better.
  • by LDude Location: down by Ed's on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:44 PM
    Posted by: Cop on Feb 15, 2011 at 04:49 PM No, its an attack on impaired drivers idiots. .............................. You are ignorant of the facts,do a little research and get back to us . Do you understand that Metabolites from THC can stay in your blood for up to three weeks after use, which means that anyone who uses Cannabis once a month could be cited for being "impaired" even weeks after using. Ridiculous.
  • by LDude Location: down by Ed's on Mar 1, 2011 at 03:37 PM
    This is total BS, there is NO test that can prove Cannabis "intoxication", this bill will discriminate against Medical MJ people, as they always have a high level of Cannabis metabolites in their system. And to you morons who are too stupid to look up real information, having that level of metabolites in your system DOES NOT mean you are "high".
  • by robert Location: Longmont on Feb 17, 2011 at 09:38 AM
    You people are all stupid you have no clue what they are trying to say here.Not if you are high when you are driving that just if you have it in your system.Marijuana has a tendency to stick around for 30 sometime 40-50 days. Kinda be like if you drank some beer 2 days later got pulled over and blood tested and got yourself DUI .... Pretty stupid
  • by Jason Location: MI on Feb 17, 2011 at 09:30 AM
    Sitting in court a month back the lawyer said you can have the metabolites in your system but if you have the unmetabolized THC molecule there it shows that you are high at the time.The only way for a conviction.
  • by Troy Location: C/S on Feb 16, 2011 at 12:27 PM
    I'm in favor of this law. 5 Ng/Ml would definitely be an indication of impairment and likely an indication of excessive use in most people.
  • by Missy Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 15, 2011 at 06:34 PM
    They need to treat drivers under the influence of marijuana the same way they treat individuals that take medicines with the warning on the bottle that states "do not drive or operate machinery while taking this drug". If the person has drugs or marijuana in their system, they should be held liable for their actions. Just because one is on "medical" marijuana does not give that person a license to endanger any one. The drug definately impairs the response time and judgement of space, speed and distance. Second hand smoke derived from marijuana should also be enforced in all "no smoking zones". What makes you blokes think that there is a special exemption for all marijuana smokers? Is there a double standard just for marijuana smokers? I hope this law passes because someone is going to end up getting killed by a driver that smokes marijuana. It is inevitable.
  • by Ryan Location: Colorado Springs on Feb 15, 2011 at 05:15 PM
    If marijuana is just as much an impairment as alcohol, this is a great idea, it would keep everyone safe.
  • by Brandt Location: Tennessee on Feb 15, 2011 at 04:22 PM
    Marijuana is the safest drug with actual benefits for the user as opposed to alcohol which is dangerous, causes addiction, birth defects, and affects literally every organ in the body. Groups are organizing all over the country to speak their minds on reforming pot laws. I drew up a very cool poster for the cause which you can check out on my artist’s blog at http://dregstudiosart.blogspot.com/2011/01/vote-teapot-2011.html Drop in and let me know what you think!
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