After I-502 passes-
How much will be spent on prohibition Re: adults age 18-20, those possessing more than one ounce, those growing a plant, and those who obtain marijuana from other than state sanctioned outlets?
How much will be spent on DUI testing and enforcement?
Driving while impaired testing/legal limits for marijuana-
The concern is that bodily fluids may test positive for residual evidence of marijuana use (not abuse) unrelated to driving while impaired.
This is not to defend operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, legal or illegal drugs or marijuana– the concern is to avoid wrongful DUI arrests for people who are not impaired.
Medical marijuana has been here since 1998.
Has I-692 caused problems on the highways?
If this is an honest concern- what has the state been waiting on?
People have been able to get behind the wheel after using marijuana for decades.
This will remain so- even if recreational use of marijuana never becomes legal.
Maybe the Washington State Patrol sees this as a non-issue.
Some will say there is no reason to be concerned about being forced to submit to a marijuana impairment test because in order to be stopped for impaired driving- you have to show impairment?
This leaves out the possibility of being involved in an accident through no fault of your own- rear ended, hit a deer, etc.
During the accident investigation you are asked to submit to a test- maybe you appear to be stressed out, nervous, in shock, emotional, etc.
Perhaps you’ll be forced to prove your innocence at a DUI checkpoint?
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