AZ Court: Medical MJ Patients Cannot be Convicted of DUI

Arizona Court: Medical Marijuana Patients Cannot be Convicted of DUI

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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.

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