Police In Montana Want Marijuana “Impairment” Test For Drivers
Joe | Jan 17, 2013 | Comments 6
Officials in Montana are considering a blood test to be administered to drivers to check for levels of THC; police say this is necessary to see who is driving “impaired.”
Republican Rep. Doc Moore of Missoula said his House Bill 168 provides a legal limit for the amount of THC — an ingredient of marijuana — that can be in a person’s blood while operating a motor vehicle.
He argued that the measure is just aimed at ensuring streets are safe, not at the debate over medical marijuana.
“No one of us has the right to take a chemical, alcohol or anything and drive impaired,” he told the House Judiciary Committee. “We need to set some standards and level to protect the citizens of Montana.”
Standards are nice, but if they mean nothing, they are worthless. The amount of THC in someone’s blood in no way testifies to their level of “impairment.”
But those in power always feel they need to be perceived as “doing something.” There are problems, so they want to pass laws until the problem goes away. Even if the laws have no effect on the problem, at least they did something.
If there is one thing we don’t need in this country, it’s more useless laws.