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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: 4, Insightful) by metamonkey on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:59PM

    by metamonkey (3174) on Thursday February 27 2014, @02:59PM (#7980)

    I used to believe that. Then I grew up and realized the powerful people who created the systems of government that exploit the poor and institutionalize racism are not stupid. The world is the way it is because the wealthy individuals and corporations who buy the government want it that way. Therefore, malice.

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