Bill setting limit on driving after smoking pot passes House committee
DENVER -- A bill to set a legal limit for driving after smoking pot passed its first hurdle Tuesday night at the Colorado state house. The House Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the bill which sets a standard of five nanograms of THC, the psychoactive ingredient that makes people "high." Under the bill, any driver caught with five nanograms of THC in their blood would be considered driving under the influence of marijuana, just as they are considered driving drunk if their blood alcohol level is at least .08.