How Do You Know If Someone’s Too Stoned To Drive?
States where medical marijuana is legal are having to address the issue of how to know when someone is too stoned to drive a car, which is difficult to determine.rn
States that allow medical marijuana have grappled with determining impairment levels for years. And voters in Colorado and Washington state will decide this fall whether to legalize the drug for recreational use, bringing a new urgency to the issue.
A Denver marijuana advocate says officials are scrambling for limits in part because more drivers acknowledge using the drug. “The explosion of medical marijuana patients has led to a lot of drivers sticking the (marijuana) card in law enforcement’s face, saying, ‘You can’t do anything to me, I’m legal,”’ said Sean McAllister, a lawyer who defends people charged with driving under the influence of marijuana.