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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, Flamebait) by kwerle on Thursday February 27 2014, @05:16PM

    by kwerle (746) on Thursday February 27 2014, @05:16PM (#8053) Homepage

    The summary should read:
    Two idiots introduced a dumb bill that will get defeated. From TFA: Correa introduced a similar measure last year, but it was defeated.

    This isn't news, it's sensationalist headlines.

    What's more, it's not tech.

    Please, no more like this.

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  • (Score: 1) by basecase on Friday February 28 2014, @07:28AM

    by basecase (1952) on Friday February 28 2014, @07:28AM (#8355)

    Flame bait article to make you laugh. We could get into that old discussion about. Driving and impairment but we do not have to. This bill will not make it.