The fatal flaws of Colorado’s infamous 5 ng THC permissible inference law are now coming to light. The 5 ng law firmly positioned Colorado with the weakest DUID laws in the nation. Colorado’s law was supposed to make it somewhat easier to convict a stoned driver of DUI if they tested at or above 5 ng/ml of THC in whole blood, while making it extremely difficult to convict a stoned driver who tested below that … READ MORE
THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) is known to be the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that causes driving impairment. For years, legislators and some scientists have sought a per se level of THC in a driver’s blood that is equivalent to alcohol per se levels, .08 BAC in the United States and .05 BAC in most other countries.
The fact is that there is no level of THC in blood above which everyone is impaired, and below … READ MORE
Proponents of a 5 ng THC law argue that Dr. Jan Ramaekers told Colorado’s Drug Policy Task Force (DPTF) that 5 ng THC equals .08 BAC. Dr. Ramaekers is a good scientist from the Netherlands. NHTSA contracts with him to perform impairment studies. He’s highly regarded.
Dr. Ramaekers also said,
• “A THC limit is to protect the general public.”
• “Combined cannabis plus alcohol in any dose is bigger than either alone.”