Sen. King resurrects marijuana DUID bill

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) -- A marijuana DUID bill is back from the grave as Colorado Senator Steve King (R) tries once again to make it law.

Recent statistics have indicated an increase in the number of impaired drivers not only in Mesa County, but statewide, leading to multiple traffic fatalities.

King says that's reason enough to try to get the bill passed.

"Even without 64 passing, the idea of getting behind the wheel when you're impaired from THC, when you're impaired from smoking pot, puts everybody-- the traveling public-- at risk," said King.

The bill would not allow over five nanograms of the drug in the blood system while driving.

If caught under the influence, a person could be punished in the same way as a drunk driver.

And while Amendment 64 does make the drug legal, King says to take the necessary precautions.

"We don't want to take away, under our Constitution, their right to smoke marijuana, but if you get high, walk; if you get high, call a cab; if you get high, take a bus, but don't get high and drive," said King.

In order to lower the danger, King hopes to bring this bill into a law in the upcoming legislative session.

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  • by Szabla Location: Location on Nov 20, 2012 at 01:38 PM
    This makes perfect sense since I do believe fugg said everyone is stoned in one of his previous posts or was he stoned to remember. Treat the Stoners as abusers same as Drunks, with the same penalties, is only reasonable. This way we can have monetary recourse against the Druggy who causes and accident or death.
  • by Fugg Location: Location on Nov 20, 2012 at 01:11 PM
    Senator King will manipulate any statistic or make as many exaggerations as needed to futher his agenda. Just like most politicians these days he is not representing the majority of voters.
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