Editorial: A License To Drive Stoned
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Editorial: A License To Drive Stoned

Colorado legislators failed not setting limit on how much marijuana drivers can have in their system

A strange coalition of legislators shot down a well-vetted bill that would have set a legal limit on how much marijuana Colorado drivers could have in their systems.

What were they smoking?

The proposed 5 nanogram limit for THC, the psychoactive substance in marijuana, was recommended by a host of professionals, including defense lawyers, prosecutors and lawyers representing medical marijuana interests.

Yet, some legislators bought into the hype from the medical marijuana lobbyists pushing the narrative of “relative highness” — as in, some people can drive with THC levels exceeding 5 nanograms and you wouldn’t even know it. Others say the research is inconclusive, which can apply to just about any research you don’t want to believe. A coalition of liberal Democrats and libertarian-leaning Republicans formed late Tuesday to kill House Bill 1261. They blew a chance to address not only the rights of medical marijuana patients but the overall safety of motorists.

Read more: Editorial: A license to drive stoned – The Denver Post http://www.denverpost.com/news/marijuana/ci_18035462#ixzz1M1ltQ7Sd
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