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Tell the Colorado Senate to Legislate Responsibly

Jim Finnel

Fallen Cannabis Warrior & Ex News Moderator
Call Your Senator TODAY about Amending HB1261

On Tuesday, May 10, the Colorado State Senate will consider a bill that could criminalize sober drivers for "driving under the influence." HB 1261 would declare anyone with five nanograms of THC per milliliter of their whole blood guilty of driving under the influence – even if the person could prove they were actually not impaired! Please call your Senator and ask him or her to amend this bill to give drivers a chance to prove their innocence, by changing the "per se" limit to a rebuttable presumption.

No one, including us, would argue that people should be allowed to drive while impaired (be it from alcohol, marijuana, prescription narcotics, or Benadryl), so we support legislation that would take those drivers off the roads. However, by making a hard and fast limit for THC, Colorado's DUID law will unfairly target medical marijuana patients who could have a higher level of THC in their blood without being impaired.

Please call your representative and ask that this THC count only be used as a presumption of being impaired, not a per se limit.


Source: Sensible Colorado
 
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