A bill that aims to determine what it means to be too high to drive cleared the house judiciary committee yesterday. It passed on a 6-2 vote. Supporters say the measure will help prosecutors, and is necessary given the rise in marijuana use. Bente Birkeland has more from the state capitol.

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