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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: 1) by nukkel on Thursday February 27 2014, @01:04PM

    by nukkel (168) on Thursday February 27 2014, @01:04PM (#7924)

    You are too kind.

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by c0lo on Thursday February 27 2014, @01:20PM

    by c0lo (156) on Thursday February 27 2014, @01:20PM (#7930) Journal

    You are too kind.

    You reckon? One equivalent form is Grey's Law: "Any sufficiently advanced incompetence is indistinguishable from malice"

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aoFiw2jMy-0
    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:41PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:41PM (#7963)

      This ain't about power, or malice, or incompetence, or even control --

      It's about revenue collection, plain and simple. And DUI is a lucrative form of revenue collection.

      -- Ethanol-fueled, posting anon cuz can't log in here.

      • (Score: 1) by SleazyRidr on Thursday February 27 2014, @09:01PM

        by SleazyRidr (882) on Thursday February 27 2014, @09:01PM (#8118)

        You've already managed to get yourself banned from here? Good work, it took you years to get kicked off /. didn't it?

      • (Score: 1) by demonlapin on Friday February 28 2014, @01:29AM

        by demonlapin (925) on Friday February 28 2014, @01:29AM (#8197) Journal

        -- Ethanol-fueled, posting anon cuz can't log in here

        Now you're just fucking with us.