Marijuana use impacting driving laws?

Published 02/17 2014 03:02PM

Updated 02/17 2014 05:37PM

ILLINOIS -- Lawmakers are looking to ease the rules when it comes to driving under the influence of marijuana. They want to do away with the state's zero-tolerance policy.

Critics say it's unfair to medical marijuana patients because there may still be traces of the substance in their blood, even though they may not have used for a few days. But, law enforcement says new rules would be too tough to police.

The bill would set limits on the level of "allowed marijuana influence" similar to how alcohol has a legal limit. It would only protect drivers will a valid medical marijuana permit.

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