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Driving Stoned: Can the Cops Tell If You Are High?

Marijuana and Alcohol are very different drugs, yet when it comes to an OUI charge, some want to treat them the same.  Testing for the presence of THC in the blood stream as a way to help build the State’s case against a person accused of driving impaired is problematic.  Even if we assume it is possible to determine impairment of some kind at some time based upon the level of THC in the blood, how can we possibly determine marijuana induced impairment at the time of driving?
Bangor Daily News: “Group splits on how Maine would define pot users’ OUI” (12/15/2015)

 

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