Sep 7, 2011 11:40 AM by Adam Knapik

Task force working on DUI standards for pot

DENVER (AP) - A marijuana driving standard in Colorado could be moving closer to reality.
A special task force to study an impairment standard for drivers using medical marijuana is set deliver a report on Wednesday.
State lawmakers tried and failed earlier this year to decide on a blood-content threshold that would allow prosecutors to charge drivers with a DUI. A proposal to set a 5-nanogram limit was rejected amid criticism that there is limited scientific evidence indicating a proper legal for THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.
A subcommittee of the Commission on Criminal and Juvenile
Justice planned to hear the report on the driving-high study
Wednesday. The commission could make recommendations to the
Legislature for a new attempt at a pot DUI standard next year.


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