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Patrick Goggin overview of AB 2552

AB 2552: Misguided From Every Angle by Patrick Goggin

Assembly member Norma Torres (D-CA) introduced AB 2552 earlier this legislative session. The bill would effectively criminalize driving with any detectible level of THC in the system. None. The ramifications of such a bill becoming law are tremendous indeed.

Never mind that government testing is unreliable – the lack of minimum levels would not only criminalize medical cannabis patients but the millions among us who consume healthy hemp foods. Other states like Colorado are considering legislation similar to Torres’ and together they have sparked a debate over what minimum levels should be reasonably established to recognize medical cannabis patients and hemp food consumers.

Torres’ short-sited legislation and its ilk should be emphatically rejected by the respective state legislatures. Alternatively, the legislatures should work with cannabis industry leaders to establish reasonable standards if they want enact to measured laws to minimize driving under the influence.

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