Oppose AB 2740 in California Don't turn responsible law abiding citizens into criminals
May 08, 2016 | Don Duncan
UPDATE: The Assembly Appropriation Committee held this bill in suspense on May 27, 2016. That means it will not be adopted this year. Thanks to hundreds of ASA members and friends who signed this petition. It is now closed.
A new bill in the California Assembly will make criminal out of legal medical cannabis patients. AB 2740 (Low) will "make it an offense for a person who has 5 ng/ml or more of delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol in his or her blood to drive a vehicle."
A nanogram (ng) is one billionth of a gram, making the legal limit for driving with THC in your blood absurdly low. This standard is not based on any science. There is no reason to believe that drivers with this arbitrarily low limit of THC in their blood are impaired in any way.
Legal medical cannabis patients who use medicine on a regular basis will always have 5 ng/ml in their blood. This bill makes law-abiding medical cannabis patients into criminals - but does nothing to improve public safety.