Study recommends new THC limit for Colorado drivers

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English: Tetrahydrocannabinol; THC; Marinol-ak...
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Two years ago Colorado approved a limit of 5 nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood in stoned drivers. Those who exceed this maximum are charged with a DUID, driving under the influence of drugs.

Many argue that there was no sufficient evidence to back up this standard, according to Westword news. A new study released in September of 2015 suggests that the state should take a closer look at these numbers.


Scientists behind the study recommend that this standard be increased from 5 nanograms to 13.1 nanograms. They found this number is equivalent to the alcohol intoxication limit, 0.8 BAC.

To read more about the new study or how it will affect Colorado driving laws, check out the full story.