Marijuana DUI standard dies a 3rd time in CO

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

DENVER (AP) -- A marijuana blood limit for drivers has been rejected for the third time in Colorado.

The state Senate fell a single vote short Tuesday on a bill setting a blood standard for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. The vote means the proposal is likely dead for the year.

Passage of the bill would have made Colorado the third state with a blood-level limit for marijuana, much as the nation has a blood-alcohol limit of .08.

Currently, drugged-driving convictions depend on officer observations.

Marijuana activists and some lawmakers from both parties argued that the blood standard is an unfair measure of driver impairment.

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  • by Common sense on May 16, 2012 at 03:12 PM
    And while we are at it, D.U.I needs to be a felony too. We have a serious problem in this country with drunk and drugged drugged drivers.
  • by Common Sense on May 16, 2012 at 03:06 PM
    Hey I have an idea...... Lets just make driving under the influence of marijuana a felony.
  • by DK on May 15, 2012 at 03:14 PM
    Mr. King continues to push for laws concerning law enforcemnt....his own agenda. He does not represent the concerns of his district or the people that voted for him. We don't need more laws. We need representation!Looking to see him ousted next election.
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      by ESZ on May 15, 2012 at 06:00 PM in reply to DK
      I agree DK. Steve King has proven to be a complete failure for small government conservatives. He is spending his time trying to get more people into jail when he himself should be in there for trying to be a mini-tyrant. Let us all make sure he never gets elected again.
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        by gethimout on May 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM in reply to ESZ
        King's a turd, when are you conservatives going to learn, once a cop always a cop. Whats his next bill going to be, we need a bunch of drones to enforce the law here in Mesa County, yep that's it, spy's in the sky. Of course it's for the public safety you know!
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