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Is the Legal Limit for Marijuana in the Blood Too High?

The legal limit for THC (the active chemical in marijuana that makes you high) in the blood in Colorado is five nanograms per milliliter of blood. But some believe that this limit is too high and allows drugged drivers to avoid punishment. Others say the limit is too low and results in more drivers who […]

A New Look for Colorado’s Edible Marijuana

One big concern people have had about legalizing marijuana in Colorado involves edibles; specifically, that many edibles have no physical indication that they contain marijuana. As of October 1, Colorado has implemented a new rule. Not only must packaging for marijuana edibles make it clear that the product contains THC, the edibles themselves must be marked with […]

If Pot Clubs Become Legal, Will They Be Liable for Drugged Driving?

It was bound to happen sooner or later; this November, Coloradans will have the choice to vote to legalize marijuanaconsumption in public places that have obtained city permits allowing it. That’s right – pot bars, coming soon to a neighborhood near you, if the measure passes later this year. It is known as the Neighborhood-Supported Cannabis […]

Underage DUI-D: Smoking Marijuana Under 21 Can Hurt More than Your License

The Colorado Department of Public Health has launched the “Good to Know” campaign in an effort to promote marijuana awareness for parents of minors. With recreational marijuana legal in Colorado, a major concern of parents and lawmakers is the question of whether legal marijuana increases access to the drug for minors. The Good to Know […]

What You Need to Know About the Denver Police Conference That Could Affect Your Rights

Our fair city hosted the 22nd annual International Association of Chiefs of Police Impaired Driving Conference earlier this month, organized by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT). The event was the largest in its history, drawing attendees from all 50 states as well as other countries such as China and Northern Ireland. CDOT took the […]

Hits Lead to Hits: CDOT Rolls Out Giant 3D Billboard to Raise DUI-D Awareness

Did you know that 20 percent of the DUIs handed out by the Colorado State Patrol are for marijuana-related offenses? What about that, based on a self-reported survey last year, 55 percent of marijuana users said that they drove high on an average of seven days a month? Drugged driving is a problem not just for […]

How Many People Visit Colorado for Legal Marijuana?

You may have heard some conflicting things about how many people came to this state for our most controversial cash crop. Out of the $19 billion (!) generated by our tourism industry, the Colorado Tourism Office commissioned a study to find out how much of that came from people inspired by our unique marijuana laws. […]

Can I Be Fired from My Job for a DUI Conviction?

Drunk driving can have far reaching effects beyond the possibility of fines, jail time and revocation of your driver’s license. It is possible for you to lose much more – including your job. Many states are what is known as “at will” employment states. In these states, employers can fire employees for virtually any reason, barring […]

“I Drive Better When I’m High.” You Sure About That?

If you smoke marijuana in Colorado or know someone who does, you may have heard something like this before: “I actually drive better when I’m high.” There are plenty of reasons people might think this – for some people, weed induces light paranoia which may make them more careful on the road, for example. Some people will […]

If My Car Smells Like Marijuana, Is That Probable Cause to Search It?

Before marijuana was legalized in Colorado, the smell of marijuana in your car would be probable cause for a police search without first obtaining a warrant. Now, thanks to an opinion released by the Colorado Supreme Court, it seems that police will now have even more power to conduct warrantless searches based on the smell of marijuana, […]