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Lawmakers Reject Marijuana Blood Test Bill For Drivers

Lawmakers Reject Marijuana Blood Test Bill For Drivers

By Zachary Babin - April 1, 2016

 ASSOCIATED PRESS 

Marijuana Blood Test Bill

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A bill that would allow a marijuana blood test to determine whether a driver is impaired is heading to defeat.

The Maine House on Friday voted unanimously to reject the bill, which set a blood level limit that would allow police to charge impaired motorists with operating under the influence.

Supporters say the blood test is needed for public safety, but opponents say there is no scientific consensus on impairment based on blood levels of THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana.

The Maine bill sought to impose a 5 nanogram limit – the same as in Colorado and Washington, where recreational marijuana use is legal.

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