Education and promoting effectiv

Education and promoting effective laws to reduce Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID)

About DUID Victim Voices:

Many voices are heard when a state considers stronger DUID laws. The voices of the marijuana lobby, law enforcement professionals, forensic toxicologists, and drug users typically dominate. DUID Victim Voices represents the interests of the victims of drugged driving, providing fact-based education and a victim perspective to decision makers and to the general public.


All states define alcohol DUI per se with laboratory tests that prove impairment by a blood alcohol level greater than .08 gm/dl for adults and greater than zero (or .02 gm/dl) for minors. Laboratory tests are routinely performed for all suspected alcohol DUI cases. Only 17 states define drug DUI (DUID) per se by objective laboratory tests.

Three additional states have established permissible limits for marijuana’s active THC in drivers, but these limits are a poor substitute for comprehensive drug per se laws. All other states use more difficult, costly, and subjective means to prove DUID on a case-by-case basis, with highly variable results.

There’s a better way

aaeaaqaaaaaaaappaaaajdbingfjnzu5lwy1mdatndcxos04mtfhltu5zdaxntaxytq3mgThe fall 2016 issue of The Journal of Global Drug Policy and Practice featured our article, “Why a 5 ng/ml THC limit is bad public policy – and the use for Tandem per se DUID legislation.”  The article includes emerging thoughts to deal with DUID that were initially presented by Dr. Barry Logan of NMS and the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, both referenced in the feature article.

We have called Logan and AAA’s approach … READ MORE

Skydiving without a Parachute

Many conferences have been developed to help policy makers understand the impacts of marijuana legalization.  We at DUID Victim Voices have been occasionally requested to provide a perspective that differs from that of the marijuana lobby.  These Read More

Why a 5 ng/ml THC limit is bad public policy

The world is coming to realize that the infamous 5 ng/ml THC legal limit imposed by Colorado, Washington, and Montana are badly flawed.  The marijuana lobby claims users can be unimpaired at levels higher than that.  New research shows that drivers Read More