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posted by Dopefish on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:00PM   Printer-friendly
from the count-on-a-politician-to-write-a-stupid-law dept.

Ellis D. Tripp writes "The California state assembly is considering a new bill aimed at reducing the incidence of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs (DUID). The proposed law would make it a criminal act to operate a motor vehicle with ANY detectable level of ANY Schedule I through IV drug in your bloodstream. Not only does this include many prescription drugs, but it would also include substances such as gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB), n,n-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), and testosterone, all of which are controlled substances, and also happen to occur naturally in the human body.

Whether an intentional attempt to create a law to be used selectively against anyone the cops want to arrest, or just an example of the gross ignorance of basic science among US legislators, laws like this are sure to be on the rise as prosecutors and police seek to retain power in the face of efforts to legalize marijuana and begin rolling back the abuses of the War on Drugs."

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  • (Score: 5, Insightful) by rliegh on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:06PM

    by rliegh (205) on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:06PM (#7900)

    ...actually there's more proof for the existence of those three than there is of prosectors or police seeking to "end the abuses of the War On Drugs".

    I just tell 'em the truth and they think it's trolling!
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  • (Score: -1, Offtopic) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:10PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:10PM (#7901)

    They're not -they're trying to retain their power. Try reading what's there instead leaping to make a coveted Frist Psot, this isn't Slashdurp no one gives a fuck.

  • (Score: 2) by Khyber on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:58PM

    by Khyber (54) on Thursday February 27 2014, @12:58PM (#7921) Journal

    Uhh, LEAP might want to have a word with you....

    Destroying Semiconductors With Style Since 2008, and scaring you ill-educated fools since 2013.