Pubdate: Sun, 20 Feb 2011
Source: Aspen Times, The  (CO)
Copyright: 2011 Associated Press
Author: Ivan Moreno, The Associated Press
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Colorado Considers Pot DUI Law

DENVER - Colorado is considering setting a blood-test standard for 
what constitutes driving under the influence of marijuana.

It is already illegal in all states to drive while impaired by drugs 
but only a few states have set a measurable benchmark for how much 
marijuana you can have in your system to be charged with a DUI. The 
bipartisan proposal from Reps. Claire Levy and Mark Waller would set 
a limit of 5 nanograms of THC, the psychoactive marijuana ingredient.

The substance would have to be present within two hours or someone 
being pulled over.

Colorado's 5-nanogram proposal would be one of most liberal in the 
country. Nevada and Ohio have a 2-nanogram limit.

Some medical marijuana advocates fear they'll be unfairly targeted 
but Levy says the bill is about public safety.
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