Colorado Is Trying To Set A Limit On How High You Can Be While You Drive

Colorado Is Trying To Set A Limit On How High You Can Be While You Drive
World
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Colorado has recently legalized the sticky icky icky, but the state is looking to limit how high people operating vehicles on the state can legally be.

While marijuana was legalized for recreational use for those over the age of 21 under Amendment 64 in November last year, state officials do not want people stoned while driving, and now are trying to figure out just exactly how stoned is too stoned to drive.

Many support stricter penalties for those who drive after toking, as 13 percent of fatal crashes in 2011 in the state involved marijuana use.

Lawmakers have unsuccessfully tried passing a similar bill three times in the state previously. Maybe they should’ve passed it to the left.

The new, revised bill calls for a limit of five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the psychoactive component of marijuana.

So we’re saying you’re presumed to be under influence of marijuana at five nanograms,” said Republican Mark Waller of Colorado Springs.

The problem with pulling people over for being stoned is that there’s no test equitable that could properly determine whether someone is high the way a breathalyzer can tell if someone is drunk.

General field sobriety tests would be used in addition to blood testing.

Many who oppose this proposition say people whose cars smell like marijuana will have to undergo unnecessary blood tests.

If you’re in Colorado, your best bet is to wait until you get home to fire it up.

Jordan Shepherd | Elite.

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Jordan Shepherd

Jordan Shepherd comes from a strong writing background, originally residing in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Now living in New York City, his life experiences from backpacking across Europe to deep sea diving and nearly losing his life to a Great White Shark, Jordan Shepherd has a lot to say, and never pulls any punches.

More In World

World Sean Levinson

The Russian Geckos Sent To Space On A Sex Mission Are Now Lost

Russia has lost contact with a satellite carrying five geckos sent into space to have sex over and over again in order to show gravity’s effect on the act. The Moscow Times reports that the Photon-M4, launched on July 19, is still transmitting its location and system status, but not responding to commands from mission […]

Also On Elite

Women

Why Worrying About Your Looks Is Proven To Kill You Before You Die

This is a eulogy. A eulogy for all the women who died a premature death. It’s to honor and remember all the women who were tortured, killed and taken before it was their time. Wanna know how they died? Care to hear exactly how they became ghosts in bodies of defeated women? For years, they […]

Envision

Photographer Gives A Realistic Perspective Of What Barbie And Ken’s Lives Would Be Like

In some incredibly well-done photography and posing, Los Angeles-based photographer Jana Cruder created scenes that depict Barbie and Ken’s marriage as unhappy and unfulfilling by placing them in compromising situations. In “Great Expectations,” Ken is unemployed and takes care of the house while Barbie becomes a career woman. Throughout the photo series, Ken becomes too close […]

World

Man Dies After Smoking Marijuana For The First Time And Getting Hit By A Train

Tom Bond, 20, died after getting high off marijuana for the first time and having a panic attack, causing him to run across a train track as a train was approaching. He was killed instantly. Bond’s father, Andrew, is distraught over the loss of his “best friend.” He said, It’s wrong that he’s gone. The Queensland, Australia, […]

World

Vancouver’s Response To London’s Anti-Homeless Spikes Couldn’t Be Any Better (Photos)

Earlier this month, a London luxury apartment building had metal spikes installed outside its front entrance to prevent homeless people from sleeping there. London supermarket Tesco had similar studs installed soon after, claiming that their primary purpose was to stop loitering delinquents. The spikes triggered immense backlash from the media as well as the public, […]