It was expected to pass.
A bill making it easier to convict people of driving high on marijuana was among the more than two dozen bills sacrificed in the Colorado House Tuesday night during a gridlocked debate over civil unions.
The 5 nanogram limit would have been better than what we have in Illinois (0), but it still would have been based on fear rather than science.
The Drug Czar’s office has been kicking up a storm of fear about drivers high on marijuana without doing the science to determine the level of danger and any real measure of impairment. As far as I can tell, the 5 nanogram limit was a rather arbitrary amount.
What this means is that prosecutors must continue to prove impairment on a case-by-case basis.
And what’s wrong with that?