One of the biggest struggles for legalization regulation is how to determine what constitutes "driving under the influence". The current 5 nanogram THC law that exists in Colorado can unfairly target medical patients or regular consumers, due to the fact that THC can remain in the body days after consumption.
Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML, is quoted in the article saying "In every state already, it is a criminal violation to drive under the influence of a substance that can impair judgment. There is no need to amend those laws in a manner that is entirely arbitrary and unscientific. If we’re concerned about individuals driving impaired, then the last thing we ought to do is amend the traffic safety laws so that a guilty conviction is divorced from any evidence of impairment."
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Read the full article on News 21:
"Essentially, in Oregon and other states that use carboxy-THC test results as evidence of impairment, a jury could find a driver guilty of being under the influence of marijuana based on carboxy-THC levels, even though the driver may have ingested the drug several hours, days or weeks earlier and was not impaired at the time of his or her arrest."
If someone's not driving well, then pull them over and do a "sobriety test" for impairment. Don't ruin their life because of some phony piss test!