Washington Lawmakers Consider Limit on THC Blood Levels

Not to be outdone by legislators in Colorado, Washington state officials are considering setting a legal limit for the amount of THC in a driver's blood. Nevada and Ohio have two-nanogram limits for THC. Pennsylvania has a five-nanogram "guideline," but not a limit. Twelve states have a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of any illicit drug, including marijuana. A group of 11 international scientists published a comprehensive study on the effects of THC on driving ability. They concluded that drivers do not pose a crash risk until they reach between 10-20 nanograms of THC per milliliter. They also determined that 18-20 nanograms is the equivalent of a blood-alcohol content (BAC) of .08, the current legal limit in most U.S. states. (Link to Story)

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I personally think this must

I personally think this must happen if legalization is going to happen. Non- Cannabis users have no idea what its like to be "high" but giving them a way to quantify impairment (however arbitrary it may be) lets them relate it to alcohol impairment. And we as a society can accept that someone over 10-12 nanograms/ ml of blood is too impaired to drive, then we ALSO imply that everyone below that limit IS fit to operate a vehicle. While this does end the ubiquitous "drive", its a reasonable compromise to be made to ready the public for legalization. (which WA is really pushing hard for right now)

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This is pure Communism; This will be more tax dollars used for no practical purpose what so ever except to control adults and to keep law enforcement jobs. I say BS@%T!!!

uhhhhh

Roadside drug test coming? If a police officer ask me to piss on the side of the freeway I wouldn't do it....I will not let them invade my privacy

uh......

Road side drug test coming? ....if a cop ask me to piss in a cup on the side of the freeway I'll sue the state so bad

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