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Medical Marijuana Cardholders Don’t Have Immunity From Prosecution

PHOENIX – According to the Arizona Supreme Court, medical marijuana cardholders don’t have immunity from prosecution under a state DUI law that prohibits drivers from having any amount of marijuana or its chemical compounds that cause impairment in their bodies.

The unanimous decision was released by the court Friday which stated that there is no commonly accepted threshold regarding the concentration levels of the compound that will be considered sufficient to cause impairment.

The court also acknowledged it’s placing a burden of proof on cardholders and stated that it’s fair that cardholders face a “risk of uncertainty.” This way they would know whether they are impaired or can drive safely.

The ruling upholds two cardholders’ convictions in a Mesa court.

News Source: www.Fox10Phoenix.com

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Mr. Sloan has spent the last 14+ years focusing his attention on DUI representation. He has done more than 100 felony trials and has earned numerous favorable results for his clients, including Not Guilty verdicts, dismissal of cases, and beneficial plea agreements.