State Troopers Grapple With Lengthy Process To Catch Stoned Drivers

WASHINGTON:  The legalization of marijuana brought some new questions on whether driving under the influence of pot is safe. Washington state courts decided yes but only up to a certain limit.

Marijuana has been legal in Washington for more than a year, but it has not changed how officers treat the drug when it comes to people driving while stoned.

“Just like alcohol has .08 marijuana has five nanograms,” said Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy Todd Miller.

However, breathalyzer tests for marijuana do not exit.

“You can pull people over. They admitted to smoking marijuana 30 minutes before you stop them, you know that they’re high, they look high, but when you standard field sobriety test they passed the test,” recounted Miller.

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