Colorado Legislature Sets 5 Nanogram Marijuana Limit for Motorists
Category: News | Posted on Thu, May, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
DENVER, CO — Lawmakers took a step toward implementing Colorado’s recreational marijuana law on Tuesday when they set blood-level limits for driving, but a measure to tax retail pot was in limbo a day before the legislative session was set to end.
Along with Washington state, Colorado voters in November approved the use of small amounts of marijuana by adults. The Colorado vote directed state lawmakers to set up a regulatory framework for the sale and taxation of cannabis.
The driving-while-stoned bill sets a 5-nanogram-per-milliliter threshold for tetrahydrocannabinol, the active ingredient in marijuana. The proposal now heads to Governor John Hickenlooper, who has indicated his support for the measure.
“I think this is an important part” of regulating pot, Hickenlooper, a Democrat, told reporters on Monday.
Washington had the 5-nanogram limit set in its ballot language that voters approved in November.
Colorado legislature had failed in its previous attempts to impose a marijuana limit for driving under the state’s medical pot law, which has been in effect since 2001.
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Medical marijuana dispensary to open in D.C.
Category: Dispensaries | Posted on Thu, May, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
The Popeyes on 8th Street Southeast sells the typical fare of fried chicken and biscuits, but the space upstairs from the fast food restaurant will soon sell something a little more unusual and a lot more green.
A mere two miles from the U.S. Department of Justice, Metropolitan Wellness Center, one of three medical marijuana dispensaries preparing to open in the district within the next few months, will sell dried cannabis, edibles and paraphernalia to qualifying individuals.
Proponents say medical marijuana can help patients manage pain and deal with other symptoms of diseases such as cancer. But marijuana is still illegal under federal law.
“It’s hilarious, isn’t it?” said Vanessa West, Metropolitan Wellness Center’s general manager. “It’s funny, the public has it in their heads that people are going to be up here smoking and then going downstairs to eat chicken.”
Medical marijuana was approved in the district in 1998, though Congress, which controls the city’s budget, blocked implementation until recently.
Despite pot’s illegal status federally, 19 states, most recently Maryland, have passed legislation allowing the distribution of medical marijuana. Voters in both Colorado and Washington state passed referendums in November al-lowing the recreational use of pot.
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