AZ Court: Medical MJ Patients Cannot be Convicted of DUI
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What that means is each and every case where prosecutors charge a medical marijuana user with breaking the law requires expert testimony to show that particular
@MJINews: AZ Court: Medical #MJ Patients Cannot be Convicted of DUI
PHOENIX — Medical marijuana users cannot be convicted of driving while under the influence of the drug absent proof that they were actually impaired, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
In a major setback for prosecutors, the judges pointed out that Arizona, unlike some other states, has no law which spells out that at a certain level of tetrahydrocannabinol — the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana — in the blood, a person is presumed to be impaired.
On Dec. 14, 2016, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration announced a new rule that makes hemp-based cannabidiol a federally illegal substance. Under the new rules, liquid extracts derived from plants of the cannabis genus that contain one or more cannabinoids are now considered a schedule I substance.