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Lawmaker mulls pot driving impairment level

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) – A state lawmaker is considering introducing a measure that would establish a marijuana driving impairment level similar to the 0.08 blood alcohol level.

The Denver Post reports that Boulder Democrat Rep. Claire Levy plans to sponsor a measure that sets the threshold for the active ingredient of marijuana in the bloodstream at 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood.

Vagueness in current state law plus concern over the rising use of medical marijuana prompted the Colorado Commission on Criminal and Juvenile Justice to draft a proposal.



Several states have zero-tolerance policies for THC or its metabolites, while Pennsylvania and handful of other states have established a 5 nanogram per milliliter of blood limit.


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