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Victory In Colorado: Unscientific THC DUID Bill Defeated In Senate

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Colorado senate duii marijuana dui thcEarlier this month we posted about an unscientific DUID (driving under the influence of drugs) bill advancing in Colorado, which would find someone guilty based on having an arbitrary amount of THC in their system, which would be determined through a blood draw – this is the 4th year such a measure has been discussed in Colorado’s Legislature. The measure passed through the House earlier this month, but is now officially dead, as it was voted down in the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 4-1.

This is a strong victory for civil liberties and sanity in Colorado, as the proposed 5 ng/ml limit for THC has no scientific basis, and would lead to unimpaired drivers being found guilty as even active THC can linger in the body for days – not to mention that there’s nothing wrong with current DUID laws, which requires proof of impairment for a prosecution to take place. The victory is also a defeat for the White House and Drug Czar, as implementing these types of policies, state-by-state, is one of their top priorities in “combating” drug use. This measure’s defeat also shows that despite the State of Colorado legalizing marijuana possession, lawmakers aren’t falling for obvious propaganda, and blindly approving inappropriate laws that would easily appease prohibitionists.

This measure will come up again, so residents should continue to urge lawmakers to vote against unscientific driving policies, but for now, Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee gave common-sense an extra point.

Source: The Joint Blog

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  1. THIS WAS TOTAL INSANITY….. I LIVE IN COLORADO . SO HAPPY THIS STUPID LAW DIDNT PASS…..RESPONSABLE PEOPLE DONT GET SMASHED ON KUSH AND DRIVE. IF I SMOKE ONE JOINT ON FRIDAY ….. BUT NONE THE REST OF THE WEEK . I WOULD STILL BE DRIVING WITH LEVELS OVER LIMIT NEXT FRIDAY ….. ALL DUE TO THIS STUPID LAW AND ONE JOINT LAST WEEK. COLORADO WILL AND HAS CHANCE TO LEAD NATION….. TO STOP THESE LIES AND DECEPTION.

  2. DeeDongDiddly on

    Please list the cocksuckers that voted for it so we can vote them out of office ASAP!!!

  3. The drug czar does not support 5 ng active THC limits. That would require him to accept that ANY use of marijuana is permitted and tolerated.

    Zero tolerance per se including metabolites is what the ONDCP is advancing–not a 5 ng limit for only active THC. Suggesting a 5 ng limit is supported by the drug czar–former or past–is pure misleading fiction.

    What they are really advocating is this: since they feel that driving and marijuana use is extremely dangerous, and since their goal is a drug free America, and since they dismiss the measurement of active THC as a measure of impairment (you can’t measure impairment of individuals accurately–some are more or
    less dangerous than others, consequently, it is imperative that NO use
    be allowed to protect others from those who are dangerous), while insisting the stoned driving is an epidemic.

    Here’s what they want:
    People who are arrested for possession (not just driving) will be offered treatment with urine testing for metabolites instead of jail. If a test is failed or one does not follow through with treatment, the person is incarcerated and then given another chance to live a marijuana free life. Compliance eventually leads to the conviction being removed from ones record. This is the new compassionate, public health approach to marijuana use. Even Governor Christie supports it.

  4. I sure wish we made common sense decisions based on actually scientific fact here in Indiana. Unfortunately, not only do we have this awful per se law here, but our legislature is actually talking about INCREASING penalties for minor marijuana possession. This law would make FELONS out of people for having less than an ounce of this herb. Draconian is the only way I know of to describe the mindset of our backward thinking lawmakers, and their new Prohibitionist-in-Chief, Mike Pence. Have to keep up the old “pay for play” with the private prisons who helped put him in office.

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