Colorado revisits marijuana DUI standard
Category: News | Posted on Mon, February, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
DENVER (AP) -- Driving while high is illegal in Colorado, but state lawmakers are again entering a hazy debate over how to measure whether medical marijuana patients are impaired behind the wheel.
A bill up for a Senate hearing Monday would say that drivers would be considered impaired if they test positive for 5 nanograms or more of THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Problem is that there's little agreement over whether the amount is a fair gauge of whether a driver is impaired.
Current Colorado law says drivers can't be impaired by drugs but does not set a THC limit. Pot activists say impairment and THC levels aren't directly related.
Marijuana activists called the 5-nanogram limit ``unfair'' because they say patients who use marijuana regularly see a gradual build-up of THC levels, even when sober.
The 5-nanogram limit ``is not supported by the science,'' argued Michael Elliott of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group, which opposes the bill.
Marijuana activists favor instead an education effort reminding patients they cannot legally drive high.
Last year, a similar DUI standard cleared the House but was defeated in the Senate amid concerns from both parties about the lack of agreement on an acceptable blood-level standard. A nonpartisan study committee that looked at the question during the summer and fall could not agree on what the standard should be.
The Republican sponsor of this year's bill says law enforcement needs a standard to measure impairment.
``It's time we had a clear standard,'' said Sen. Steve King, R-Grand Junction.
Illinois Medical Marijuana HB 30 Full Text
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, February, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
Illinois is pushing hard for medical marijuana and they just got one step closer to making it a reality for medical marijuana patients in need of their meds for thier serious ailements.
IL--(ENEWSPF)--February 27, 2012. Creates the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. Provides that when a person has been diagnosed by a physician as having a debilitating medical condition, the person and the person’s primary caregiver may be issued a registry identification card by the Department of Public Health that permits the person or the person’s primary caregiver to legally possess no more than 6 cannabis plants and 2 ounces of dried usable cannabis.
Amends the Cannabis Control Act to make conforming changes, including that any registered qualifying patient or registered primary caregiver who distributes cannabis to someone who is not allowed to use cannabis is subject to a penalty enhancement of not more than 2 years in prison or a fine of not more than $2,000, or both, for abuse of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act.
Provides that the Act is repealed 3 years after its effective date.
Repeals the research provisions of the Cannabis Control Act.
Provides that the Department of Public Health shall develop and disseminate educational information about the health risks associated with the abuse of cannabis and prescription medications.
Provides that the Department shall promulgate rules governing the manner in which it shall consider applications for and renewals of registration certificates for medical cannabis organizations.
Provides that the provisions of the Act are severable.
Kick off the week with a bang
Category: Tokers | Posted on Mon, February, 27th 2012 by THCFinder
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Category: Glass | Posted on Sat, February, 25th 2012 by THCFinder
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