New bill could make perscription pills, medical marijuana illegal while driving

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - A coalition of law enforcement groups are in support this morning of state legislation that would strengthen laws against driving under the influence of drugs.

Senate Bill 289 would make it a crime, with few exceptions, for drivers who test positive for even a trace of drugs.

That would include most prescription medication and medical marijuana.

Seventeen other states have similar law on the books.

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