Since amendment 64 passed in Colorado, legalizing marijuana, there’s been a lot of confusion about what that really means for drivers on the road.
Ultimately, police and law enforcement are treating driving under the influence of marijuana exactly the same as they are treating driving under the influence of alcohol.
So police out there are working on new techniques to determine whether a driver is impaired by marijuana, and if they have that belief they are going to charge you with driving under the influence just like they would charge you for driving under the influence of alcohol.
It’s actually the same statute in Colorado Statute books where anything that you are impaired by behind the wheel they can charge you as a dui or a duid.
So if you are out there you need to be very clear that while marijuana is legal and you can possess it and you can use it, you cannot get behind the wheel after you’ve consumed it if you’re still under the influence of marijuana even to the slightest degree.
If you have a case involving driving under the influence of drugs, give us a call.