Washington State Patrol Showcases Tools For Identifying Drugged Drivers

While 5 nanograms per milligram is the limit for marijuana impairment through blood testing, it doesn't mean a driver under the limit isn't still impaired. It is also difficult to say how soon following consumption of marijuana a person should get behind the wheel.

WASHINGTON:  Law enforcement officers in Washington are no longer just asking drivers if they’ve been drinking when they’re pulled over, as legalized marijuana in the state adds the question, “Have you smoked anything today?” The Washington State Patrol on Wednesday brought in local drug recognition experts to explain the process for determining driver impairment during Read the full article…

Washington’s Pot Label Rules Could Ease Problems

"You're telling these people, 'Here is a Reese's peanut butter (cup) look-alike. It's got 100 milligrams of THC in it. Cut it into 10 pieces,'" said Meg Collins, an executive at Good Chemistry, a Denver-based chain of marijuana shops.

WASHINGTON: When recreational marijuana stores open in Washington next month, state officials know many customers will be unfamiliar with the strength of the newly legal drug. They hope strict rules on labeling and packaging will help avoid some of the overdose problems recently reported in Colorado, the only other state where recreational marijuana use is legal. Read the full article…