DENVER—A marijuana driving limit in Colorado is headed to the governor's desk—on the measure's sixth try through the Legislature.

The state Senate gave final approval Tuesday to a bill to say juries can assume someone is impaired by marijuana if their blood contains more than 5 nanograms per milliliter of THC, marijuana psychoactive ingredient. The bill has been fiercely debated for several years in Colorado because of questions about whether THC blood tests are a fair gauge of impairment.

The Senate approved the bill 24-11, sending it to the desk of Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper. The governor supports the bill.

The Senate still had to take up two meaty marijuana bills before midnight—one to tax the newly legal drug, and one to regulate it.

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House Bill 1325: http://bit.ly/15zeOuD


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