1. Deception Pass – A Novel
Deception Pass describes the quest for justice following a multiple vehicular homicide and vehicular assault. The maneuvers leading up to and including the courtroom drama depict the tragic legal realities in a state that has not yet enacted effective drug per se laws that define driving under the influence of drugs.
2. Denver Post guest editorial, January 13, 2013
This guest editorial was written as Colorado was considering passing a 5 ng/ml THC standard for driving under the influence of marijuana.
3. Marijuana Lobby Fact Check
This document was submitted to Colorado’s Senate Judiciary Committee, as it was hearing testimony on the wisdom of passing a driving under the influence of marijuana bill. It rebuts the following false and/or misleading claims made by the marijuana lobby:
- All marijuana testing has been done in animals.
- The DEA won’t allow testing of marijuana in humans.
- Colorado’s testing laboratory cannot differentiate between active and inactive THC.
- “I’m speaking to you with a THC level above 5 ng and I’m not impaired.”
- A DUID amendment isn’t needed because 90% of DUID charges already result in a conviction.
- It has been proven that drug per se laws don’t work.
- There’s no science to support any THC limit.
4. MMIG Rebuttal
December 21, 2013, Mike Elliott, the Executive Director of the Medical Marijuana Industry Group (MMIG) issued a list of 33 references to suggest that, “marijuana reform leads to decreases in teen marijuana use, traffic fatalities, and crime, and increases in overall public health.”
5. Criminal Justice System
Discussion of impairment, drug levels, drug tolerance, blood testing alternatives.
6. Do Drug per se laws work?
Analysis of oft-quoted Anderson Rees paper, “Per Se Drugged Driving Laws and Traffic Fatalities.”