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Proposed Bill in Colorado Targets People Driving Under Influence of Marijuana

Colorado lawmakers are working to enact a new bill that would affect people who smoke marijuana and drive. If it is passed, there would be a blood work exam required of drivers who are believed to be under the influence of the drug. The bill depended on one vote, which it finally got from Senator Nancy Spence. Although she voted with the opposition last year, she changed her mind and has decided that such a law is needed in Colorado.

According to reports, this blood exam would work just like a drunk driving test, but it would measure levels of marijuana in the blood rather than alcohol. Determining a standard for DUI of drugs is the next step to ensuring that Colorado's roadways are safe for all drivers say state legislators. Should the bill pass, any driver that is found to have at least 5 nanograms of THC in his or her blood work will be considered intoxicated and subjected to criminal charges. Facing DUI of drugs charges in Orange County? Know that an Orange County DUI attorney from our firm can be of great assistance to you. To learn how we can offer you help throughout your case, contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry today!