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Hochman & Goldin Discusses HB 237

Via: ReleaseWire

Updated 8:45 AM CST, Wed, January 18,2017

South Florida law firm Hochman & Goldin, P.A. discussed the recently introduced bill intended to impose DUI penalties for Florida drivers caught with THC in their system.

Miami, FL -- (ReleaseWire) -- 01/18/2017 -- Filed earlier this month in the Florida House, the "Driving Under the Influence of Drugs Act" (HB 237) would require drivers to have a minimum of five nanograms or more of THC in their system for it to be considered driving under the influence (DUI). The chemical compound THC is generally found in cannabis and will cause a user to experience a feeling of euphoria. Currently, a driver with a blood alcohol level of .08 grams per 100 milliliters of blood would be at risk of being charged with a DUI if her or she were pulled over.

There are concerns regarding the reliability of THC testing due to concerns about accuracy. THC dissolves in fat versus alcohol which dissolves in water and can be reliably tested with a breathalyzer. Should the bill pass through all of the required hurdles, it would go into effect in October.

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