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Why Devising a ‘Driving While Stoned’ Limit Proves Difficult for Law Enforcement, Legislators

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Why Devising a ‘Driving While Stoned’ Limit Proves Difficult for Law Enforcement, Legislators

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Law enforcement procedures surrounding driving under the influence of alcohol is relatively cut and dried.

If the blood alcohol content level of 0.08 is reached, you are considered legally drunk. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), typical effects of a 0.08 BAC include poor muscle coordination and impaired judgement.

 

But things aren’t quite as simple when it comes to marijuana.

 

“Technically, is it possible to measure THC in breath? Yes,” said Barry Sample, a board-certified toxicologist, senior director of science and technology for New Jersey-based Quest Diagnostics and manager of the lab’s employer drug testing division. “There’s been some early work on that. The problem is [there is]no consensus level even in blood as to what constitutes impairment.”....

 

 

 

https://www.marijuana.com/news/2018/06/why-devising-a-driving-while-stoned-limit-proves-difficult-for-law-enforcement-legislators/


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