Washington State Patrol Stepping Up Patrols For Drivers High On Pot

WASHINGTON: The Washington State Patrol is requiring troopers to complete training in “Advanced Roadside Impaired Driving Enforcement.” The training is part of a course to help troopers spot people driving while high on marijuana.

In Washington, driving under the influence is no longer just about alcohol. The legalization of marijuana has added a new dimension to patrols.

Troopers use a 5 nano-gram basis, much like the .08 level for alcohol, to determine if a person is driving while high on pot. [Read more…]