Monday, December 27, 2010

"New DUI Law Would Crack Down on Pot Smokers"

Seattle PI:
If you get high and then get behind the wheel, cops in Washington may soon be able to prove it in court. State Representative Roger Goodman is proposing a bill in the 2011 legislative session that would set a THC limit via blood draw for impaired drivers.

If Goodman's bill passes and you get into an accident where someone is hurt, you will be required to have your blood drawn and screened for marijuana within two hours of the crash.

“There is research that shows what level in the blood active marijuana will cause you to be impaired. It is around eight nanograms per milliliter of blood. THC stays in the blood a long time so it's not fair to punish them for when they're not impaired, so we’re looking for that scientifically proven threshold,” says Goodman. MORE...

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