CAN YOU DRIVE HIGH?
Your state finally legalized marijuana, so now it's totally fine to go out and get high and drive, right? Wrong. My name is Russell Hebets with the law firm of Hebets and McCallin, and I'm gonna be talking about whether or not you can drive after smoking marijuana. So here's an easy analogy: it's just like alcohol. So, in your state, alcohol is legal, right? It's legal - if you're 21 years of age or over, you can buy alcohol, you can drink alcohol, but you can't drink and drive, or at least you can't drink until you're impaired or under the influence of alcohol and drive. The exact same analysis stands for marijuana. So if your state legalized weed, you can go out and smoke weed. Great. But you can't do it and then get behind the wheel of a car if you're high. So, be smart, go ahead anduse marijuana if it's legal in your state, but you should wait at least three hours before getting behind the wheel of the car to drive, so that you're not impaired. And by the way, know your specific laws of your states, because some states have zero tolerance laws, which means even if you're sober, even if you're not impaired at all, if you have any trace of marijuana in your system, they'll still charge you with driving under the influence of marijuana. Be smart, be safe, and we'll see you next time.