Greener Pastures For Medical Marijuana
We discussed a bill recently that would allow officers to ticket drivers that were to be found with any dangerous drugs in their system if they seemed impaired behind the wheel. This was theorized to prevent any medical marijuana recipients from ever being able to drive as they would test positive for dangerous drugs. After today's legislature, this is no longer the case.
As the Bozeman Chronicle reports, the bill was rejected by the legislative committee this morning.
Opponents argued there is no valid blood test to prove who is impaired by drugs, such as the agent in marijuana that shows up in such a test. Someone can test positive for the substance long after impairment has worn off, and it is also possible for someone to be impaired before they even register on the blood test.