Marijuana has been a topic of discussion and debate for many years. While medical marijuana is accepted here in California, debate continues over how to control medical usage, whether to permit recreational use, and how to resolve conflicts between state and federal law. There is one question, however, that our San Francisco injury lawyer feels has not gotten nearly enough attention – the impact of marijuana use on driving ability.
The Debate Over Driving While High and the Criminal Law Question
Over the weekend, KPIX took a look at this important issue. Three drivers with varying histories of marijuana usage were put through a testing course in Washington state. On the first round, despite having an unclear amount of marijuana in their systems, all three drove acceptably. However, after smoking again, the report notes that fact that all three were high “really started to show” and one driver almost hit the photographer.