Michigan Lawmakers Trying To Treat Driving High Like Driving Drunk
Michigan lawmakers are getting ready to vote on a bill that will start the process for setting a legal limit for driving while under the influence of marijuana.
There is still a lot of research to be done, but the house will vote this week to get that research started. The overall goal is to set a legal limit of THC in the body before a person can be deemed unfit to drive a car.
The big problem with this is that THC stays in the body long after the affects have worn off. Alcohol moves fairly quickly through the body, and is usually gone by the time the drunkenness has worn off.
There isn't an easy answer of how to do this, but most people agree that there needs to be some sort of standard set on driving high.
Most legalization advocates will write this research off as a way to criminalize pot, but the research could be a useful tool. If the findings show that drivers are no more dangerous while high than they are sober, this could become a rallying point for potheads everywhere.
Do you think there needs to be a legal limit on driving high, just like there is on driving drunk?