Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Unintended consequences?


Colorado has already leagalized the use of marijuana for medical purpposes, but now the legislature is grappling with how to regulate "stoned driving." The Denver Post reports the legislature took up the issue yesterday thinking the 5 nanograms of THC, the active drug in marijuana, in the bloodstream was enough to constitute stoned driving, but there is a twist with this drug. Apparently, THC is still detectable in the bloodstream even after the user "sobers up."

The legislature killed the bill on a 6-3 vote, but according to the Denver Post story, this issue is going to take some time to resolve.

2 comments:

vanillajane said...

Not much road rage... Stopping at several McDonalds... And....

STONED CLUELESS LEFT LANE CAMPERS!!! ARGH!

SRTC Staff said...

There must be a lot of stoned drivers out there, judging from the left lane campers I've seen. Of course, right now you can barely notice; everyone is slowing down on the freeway due to construction. And that's a good thing.

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