Jacob Sullum Asks, Too Stoned To Drive?
Colorado's new DUID standard threatens to treat pot smokers as public menaces--even when they're not.
In May, anticipating an increase in marijuana consumption now that the plant is legal for general use in Colorado, the state legislature officially defined "too stoned to drive." The new law allows juries to convict someone of driving under the influence of a drug (DUID) based on nothing more than a test indicating a THC level of at least five nanograms per milliliter of blood. Jacob Sullum asserts that new standard threatens to treat pot smokers as public menaces–even when they're not.