A bill that would have made the presence of just a little itty bit of weed in your bloodstream, even if you toked up a few days ago, worth a DUI prosecution was killed in the California legislature recently. The legislation was nixed by the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
AB 2500 by Assemblyman Jim Frazier would have imposed a 2 nanograms per milliliter THC blood limit on the state’s drivers. Medical marijuana defenders were outraged because THC metabolites can stay in your blood days after the high has worn off:
They argued the law would, de facto, make regular medical marijuana users DUI drivers, even if they weren’t actually impaired behind the wheel.
Frazier is a Democrat from Oakley, California who changed the bill, likely after outrage followed the original version that would have triggered DUI prosecutions for drivers caught with any discernible amount of pot in their systems.
The proposed bill was stricter than the 5 nanograms per milliliter blood-THC standard used in Colorado, a limit also being buzzed about by some prosecutors right here in California.
Local district attorneys and city attorneys say ‘stoned’ driving is on the increase because of the prevalence of medical marijuana retailers in California. They want new tools for prosecuting these patients.
Marijuana DUIs are ‘harder’ to prove than drunk driving, though, because there’s no scientific standard that’s the equivalent of California’s .08 blood-alcohol limit. The reason for this is because alcohol has to be metabolized in the body. Cannabis is absorbed being natural to humanity. This common knowledge isn’t taught in the Serpent’s classes on law enforcement, only the economics of ticket writing for department budgets and Federal Grants of tax monies.
NORML questions why a stoned driving law would be needed at all. The group claims:
… Even while marijuana usage has been increasing over the past decade, accident rates and DUI arrests in California have been declining.
However, those younger in mindset who pull no punches, point to this study as a means to show that the persecution of sick people is done and endorsed by the Serpent’s seed who are positions of public trust purely for profit.