A new bill introduced in Congress would create a national standard for DUI Marijuana and threaten any states that failed to comply with a suspension of federal highway funds. So much for states’ rights. Polis who introduced the bill is a Democrat but it will be interesting to see how Republicans who are traditionally States Rights oriented will reconcile their State’s Rights core values with tough on crime tradition. In Georgia, to be found DUI while driving under the influence of Marijuana you must be proven to be a less safe driver or incapable of driving safely after having consumed or smoked marijuana. Marijuana like alcohol affects different people differently and there is no scientific consensus on what an appropriate level of THC in the blood should be per se DUI if at all.
-Author: George Creal