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September 2017 Archives

Road rage: Colorado vet denied entry to diversionary program

A sad reality that occasionally surfaces on Colorado roadways and elsewhere across the United States is road rage, which can lead to truly dire results for both offenders and victims.

New marijuana rules on edibles and labeling go into effect Oct. 1

Starting next month, two new marijuana rules will go into effect in Colorado: one that outlines the permitted shapes of edibles, and another that deals with labeling. The ultimate goal of these new rules is to keep marijuana from getting into the hands of those who shouldn’t have it — namely, young children.

Labor Day DUI blitz is over — and there were many DUI citations

A few weeks ago, we told you about the upcoming Labor Day DUI blitz in Colorado. This particular DUI crackdown is part of the state’s larger “The Heat in On” DUI campaign, which consists of 14 specific DUI enforcement periods that occur throughout the year, including the most recent one over Labor Day weekend.

Looking for a better DUID standard in Colorado, Part 2

A Colorado marijuana advocacy group is, like legions of residents and motorists across the state, less than enthralled with the legal presumption -- the "permissible inference," as termed in our September 8 blog post -- that any motorist with at least five nanograms of THC in his or her blood is driving stoned.

Is CO's 5-NG THC limit a reliable measure for impaired driving?

The recreational use of marijuana may be legal under Colorado law, but that doesn't mean you won't be arrested for driving while under the influence of drugs (DUID) if you smoke pot before getting behind the wheel. In fact, Colorado law expressly states that there is a "permissible inference" that drivers are under the influence of drugs if their blood contains five nanograms or more of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana.