Colorado is a unique state to live in with the new legalization of marijuana. Our state is making history, but it also now has to deal with the effects of having marijuana legalized. One of those effects is how to deal with people driving while under the influence of marijuana.
So how much is too much? According to CDOT, the limit of marijuana in the blood is 5 ng of active THC per milliliter of blood. If a blood test where to show you had 5 ng of active THC in your blood this would allow an inference that you were under the influence by marijuana in much the same way as driving in Colorado with a blood alcohol level above a .08 would give rise to an inference that you were intoxicated. Even less of the active THC can lead to an arrest for being impaired. However, marijuana also affects different people different ways.
You need legal representation to help you make sure you are protecting yourself if you find yourself being accused of a marijuana related DUI. If an officer suspects you’re under the influence of a drug other than alcohol, that officer has the right to select which test you should perform. Our current knowledge is that all CO law enforcement has been instructed to select a blood test for suspected marijuana DUIs.
Make sure you have someone on your side that understands those changes and knows how to react to them. The Law Office Of Paul Stuber can give you the peace of mind to navigate the process of dealing with a DUI with expertise and understanding. If you know someone dealing with marijuana related DUI charges that needs some guidance, please contact me today at (303) 442-6448.