New/old threat to driving in New Mexico

Old threat:

Click to access New_Mexico-2015-HB120-Introduced.pdf

INTRODUCED BY: William “Bill” R. Rehm

B. It is unlawful for a person who is under the influence of any drug [to a degree that renders the person incapable of safely driving a vehicle] to drive a vehicle within this state.

D. It is unlawful for a person to drive a vehicle in this state if the person has the following amount or more of a controlled substance or metabolite in the person’s blood within three hours of driving the vehicle and the controlled substance or metabolite concentration results from consumption of a controlled substance before or while driving the vehicle:

(1) for amphetamine, one hundred nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(2) for cocaine, fifty nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(3) for cocaine metabolite, cocaethylene, fifty nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(4) for heroin, fifty nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(5) for heroin metabolite, morphine, fifty nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(6) for heroin metabolite, 6-monoacetylmorphine, ten nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(7) for the active compound in marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, two nanograms per milliliter of blood;

(8) for methamphetamine, one hundred nanograms per milliliter of blood; or

(9) for 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, one hundred nanograms per milliliter of blood…

Is “heroin metabolites” the category for opioids?  And I don’t see categories that address prescription drugs like Xanax, buprenorphine, and anti-depressants, or new drugs, like synthetic marijuana.

SECTION 2. Section 66-8-110 NMSA 1978 (being Laws 1978, Chapter 35, Section 518, as amended) is amended to read: “66-8-110. USE OF TESTS IN CRIMINAL ACTIONS OR CIVIL ACTIONS–LEVELS OF INTOXICATION–MANDATORY CHARGING.–

A. The results of a test performed pursuant to the Implied Consent Act may be introduced into evidence in any civil action or criminal action arising out of the acts alleged to have been committed by the person tested for driving a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs…

Harsh: Two Oregon Players Won’t Play In National Title Game Because They Were Caught Smoking Pot

There are also the NCAA’s thresholds for a positive test, which are far more strict than other sports leagues. The NCAA’s threshold for a positive is five nanograms of THC per millimeter of blood, according to Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel. That is three times stricter than the NFL’s old drug policy (15 nanograms), seven times more stringent than the NFL’s current policy, and even more harsh when compared to Major League Baseball’s (50 nanograms) and the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (150 nanograms) policies. As Thamel noted, the NCAA’s threshold is 10 times stricter than the 50 nanogram threshold used for commercial airline pilots…

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