Reddit – In March 2014, CDOT launched a series of three PSAs to education the public on marijuana impaired driving. The main message of these PSAs is that if you drive high, you can get a DUI.
USA Today – The state Department of Transportation is airing three television ads as part of its “Drive High, Get a DUI” campaign. The ads appear during shows that target men ages 21-34, the demographic that tends to have the highest number of DUIs, according to a CDOT release.
The limit for marijuana in the blood is 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood, according to CDOT. But it’s not clear-cut how much marijuana that is exactly. Unlike blood-alcohol content, which generally correlates with weight and number of drinks, marijuana affects different people in different ways.
“One hit could put someone over the limit,” said Emily Wilfong, CDOT spokeswoman, in an interview with USA TODAY Network.
The campaign aims to educate the public that driving high is still considered impaired driving, Wilfong said. A September CDOT survey of 770 Coloradans found 21% had driven a motor vehicle after consuming marijuana sometime within the past month.
Colorado. They just get it.
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How long until Colorado pays off the national debt on their own just from weed sales?