New blood warrant database created for marijuana DUIs
The Free Thought Project John Vibes July 3, 2014
As marijuana legalization laws go into effect, the general population is beginning to realize that the more things change the more they stay the same. The average small time marijuana user might not get thrown in a cage for minor possession anymore in states like Washington or Colorado, but prohibition is alive and well in many ways, just as it is for alcohol and other “controlled substances”.
Heavy taxes and regulations have been placed onto licensed sellers of marijuana, and unlicensed sellers are still forced to operate under risk of incarceration, just as unlicensed moonshiners do nearly a century after the supposed end of alcohol prohibition.
As with alcohol, the government still wants to continue to use marijuana as an excuse to violate people’s rights and fleece them of their hard earned money. In Washington and Colorado, now that marijuana is legal the police have been creating a new database system that will allow them to get warrants to collect blood from DUI suspects in just 30 minutes, a radical change from the current four hours that it usually takes to obtain a warrant.
“Marijuana dissipates in about 90 min from the blood so 3-4 hours later we’re not getting good evidence. We’re starting to see those people on the roads, impaired by marijuana, which means we’re going to have much more search warrants to complete in the next couple years,“ Seattle Police Det. Chris Leyba told King5 News.
The database is being tested throughout this year in Washington and will be in use by next year. Colorado has similar plans but the government there has made no official announcement.
John Vibes is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war. In addition to his writing and activist work he is also the owner of a successful music promotion company. In 2013, he became one of the organizers of the Free Your Mind Conference, which features top caliber speakers and whistle-blowers from all over the world. You can contact him and stay connected to his work at his Facebook page. You can find his 65 chapter Book entitled “Alchemy of the Timeless Renaissance” at bookpatch.com.