Category: Nugs | Posted on Mon, March, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana DUI: Police face challenges in determining who is too high to drive
Category: News | Posted on Mon, March, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
As state legislators consider adopting a new blood-level standard that would determine who is too high to drive, neither Aspen police nor the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office could specify whether they have issued any tickets for driving under the influence of marijuana.
Driving under the influence of drugs is just as illegal as getting behind the wheel after drinking, but in the case of pot, it can be difficult to determine who has consumed and how much. However, in the wake of Colorado voters passing Amendment 64 in November, which legalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for people over the age of 21, state officials are trying establish a clear protocol for handling stoned drivers.
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office records manager Charlie Matthews couldn’t point to any DUI-pot charges from the local agency.
“I wouldn’t say it’s so much a policy as that there isn’t a definitive test for being under the influence of marijuana,” Matthews said. “Other agencies may handle things differently, we just don’t see any objective testing for it.”
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