Driving under the influence of weed id fine, says Colorado juries.
Colorado legalized marijuana for recreational purposes in 2012, and since then acceptance of the drug is at an all time high.
Many people were worried about the effects that legalizing marijuana would have on society, as much of the information available to those who don’t smoke is lies and propaganda banded about by the anti-weed brigade.
Although it is now legal to smoke, it is illegal to drive under the influence, just like alcohol and other drugs.
But despite this, juries in the state who come up against defendants accused of driving while high are acquitting these ‘criminals’, much to the annoyance of police and state prosecutors.
Juries are acquitting these defendants opposed to the guidelines they are given, even when the person is found to have a blood/THC level over the legal 5 ng/m level, showing a high level of tolerance that people in the area have for the drug and those who use it.
Last year, Melanie Brinegar was pulled over by the cops for having an expired license plate. Whilst being pulled over, the cops then decided to test her for marijuana levels, despite the fact that she had been driving perfectly fine. They were shocked to discover that she was four times over the legal limit.
Melanie, who smokes marijuana for medicinal reasons told the cops that she is more focused and able to drive better when she is under the influence of weed. In court she told the judge and jury something which many people aren’t able to get their heads round, that despite smoking weed, she doesn’t get high.
Many people like Melanie smoke to get the effects that it supplies such as a feeling of relaxation and calm, but they do not feel ‘high’ in the way that many people think about when they think of weed smokers.
Tom Raynes, head of the Colorado District Attorneys’ Council said that the decisions by these juries to keep acquitting people is to the annoyance of prosecutors, he said “This application of logic and defiance of an arbitrary number is driving prosecutors into a hissy fit”