Legalized marijuana has not increased DUI cases in Washington

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Washington’s Initiative 502, passed by voters in November of 2012, legalized marijuana use throughout the state and established a limit of five nanograms of THC per milliliter of blood for drivers, but crime experts testifying before the legislature’s Public Safety Committee said that the number of DUI charges has not increased since the bill became law. State prosecutors and defense attorneys predict that the five nanogram limit will rarely be used to obtain DUI convictions, and authorities report that the state’s toxicology lab has not seen an increase in the number of blood samples tested for THC.

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