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
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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.

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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.

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