Driving Under the Influence

Posted in: News- Mar 24, 2014 No Comments

Efforts to better identify and prosecute impaired drivers are laudable, but the enactment of unscientific and inadvisable ‘per se’ legislation for THC — the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana — and its inert metabolites (byproducts) is not a scientific or advisable approach to addressing traffic safety. Nonetheless, sixteen states now impose either ‘per se’ or zero tolerant ‘per se’ laws for motorists who operate a vehicle with even trace levels of these constituents in their blood or urine, regardless of whether or not they are behaviorally impaired.

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