Illinois Sets Legal Limit for Marijuana DUIs
Illinois has recently amended the DUI statute dealing with marijuana DUI's. Previously, a person driving with any amount of cannabis in their system could be charged with a DUI, meaning if traces of cannabis were found in a person's system while driving several days after they ingested it, a person could be guilty of a DUI. The new law makes it a violation to drive a motor vehicle with more than 5 ng of THC per ml of whole blood or 10 ng of THC per ml of any other bodily substance. Medically, 13 ng of THC is the closest equivalent to the 0.08 blood alcohol limit in terms of its affect on a person. causing impairment.
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