On January 1, 2014, marijuana use and possession was legalized in Colorado. Adults age 21 or older may now legally possess one ounce of retail marijuana in Colorado. Based on the wording of the law, possession of one ounce of THC is legal. You may also purchase marijuana in edible form, as well as Cannabis
Marijuana legalization in Colorado comes with new laws regarding driving under the influence. The law in Colorado has set a legal limit for the amount of active THC in your system to be considered impaired. Though people metabolize THC at different rates, and can vary widely from person to person, the state has settled upon
Marijuana use impairs short term memory, reaction time, hand-eye coordination, concentration, time perception, and depth perception. The legalization of marijuana has not changed the law regarding impaired driving – getting high and getting behind the wheel will result in a DUI. Due to marijuana’s impact on a person’s motor skills and judgment, Colorado has put
Colorado uses Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) to evaluate suspects of driving under the influence of marijuana. They use a 12 step system to evaluate whether someone is operating their vehicle under the influence of marijuana. If you are pulled over for suspected drugged driving, an officer will test sobriety differently than a suspected drunk driver.
There are many signs that indicate to a police officer that a driver has been smoking marijuana. The primary signs are: Odor Marijuana puts off an strong and easily detectable odor. The more recent the marijuana use the stronger the odor. A key to keep police off your back is to make sure that you
This is an easy answer: The police absolutely check for marijuana at DUI checkpoints. Even though Colorado now has laws that allow for recreational use of marijuana, there are other laws that say how much a person can have, how it should be transported, and even where it can be consumed. Tripping up on any
According to current DUI laws in Colorado, a person is guilty of a DUI if he or she operates a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol and/or one or more drugs, OR he or she operates a motor vehicle as a habitual user of any controlled substance. As stated above, with regard to
November, 2000 – Colorado voters consider and pass Amendment 20 to the state’s constitution, which legalized limited amounts of medical marijuana for registered patients and their primary caregivers. October, 2009 – Deputy Attorney General David Ogden of the United States Attorney’s Office issues a memorandum stating that Department of Justice prosecutors “should not focus federal