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Marijuana Legalization and DUI law

HomeDUI-DWIMarijuana Legalization and DUI law

The month of November 2016 witnessed the Washoe County, Nevada inhabitants voting with 54.47 percent vote to the statewide Measure-2 allowance.

What does statewide Measure 2 imply now?

It will be allowing people age 21 years and older to fabricate, transport, and take marijuana.

However, for the legal possession of the same, it should be up to an ounce or up to an eighth of an ounce of cannabis concentrate.

It will be legalized post-January 1.

What are the new laws?

  • Owning and operating retail stores are legal. However, the store should not be within 1,000 feet of a school.

What will be its impact on DUI law?

  1. For those who consume marijuana, criminal penalties are still applicable to people, which are under the influence of marijuana while driving for people who are under 21 and in possession of it. The passing of Measure 2 does not affect it.
  2. If the individual has more than ten nanograms per milliliter in its system or more than two ng/mL of marijuana in blood level, it is a crime.
  3. So, even when it is permissible to possess cannabis, smoking, and consuming the same is not allowed. And individuals caught pursuing this, are fined up to $ 600.

The fact is that when an individual is under the impact of marijuana or any alcohol, it portrays the same sort of symptoms of drunken driving patterns, unusual breaking, and even slow acceleration.

Hence, when the police pull over them, the odor can be of alcohol or marijuana, it is a crime if the amount is more than legally permissible.

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