A number of cities in Pennsylvania have decriminalized the use of marijuana, but that doesn’t mean it’s legal. Driving under the influence of marijuana is completely different and viewed as impaired motoring. A driver who tests positive for any amount at all can end up being charged with DUI, even if you have a prescription for it from your doctor to treat your medical condition because Pennsylvania is a no-tolerance state.
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Learn about the presence of THC in the blood and urine and whether you can be charged with DUI for medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania legalized medical marijuana on April 6, 2016. On February 15, 2018, medical marijuana became available in Pennsylvania. However, strict rules and laws are governing medical marijuana use. Even though you have a medical marijuana card, police officers may arrest you for certain violations. For that reason, you need to be aware of the DUI… Read more »
The ARD Program in Pennsylvania or the Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition program is a pre-trial intervention program. It offers first-time, non-violent offenders a second chance. Instead of going to jail, they are allowed to complete rehabilitation to expunge the criminal charges. What Is the Goal of the ARD Program in Pennsylvania? In some cases, rehabilitation is… Read more »
A recent article published by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) suggests that college students are at a higher risk for marijuana use than non-college students. According to the article, analysis of data from a national survey reveals that young adults who attend college are at a significantly higher risk of marijuana use compared… Read more »
When you hear of a driver charged with DUI or driving under the influence, you assume that the driver was drunk. However, while driving under the influence of alcohol is common, driving under the influence of marijuana is also become a growing problem in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States. DUI laws in Pennsylvania prohibit… Read more »
A News Release by the Governor’s Highway Safety Association (GHSA) last week stated that a comprehensive update of the 2015 report Drug-Impaired Driving: A Guide for States was being released. The report provides data, research, and other information to help states and policymakers deal with drug-impaired driving. The report has updated data on drug use… Read more »
A new law allows for the use of marijuana for medical purposes in Pennsylvania. The state legislature passed the law allowing the use of cannabis in the Medical Marijuana Act. Pennsylvania is the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. However, recreational use of marijuana in Pennsylvania is still considered illegal. If you are facing a… Read more »
The Governors’ Highway Safety Association has released a report that highlights the growing dangers of drugged driving. The legalization of marijuana for recreational and medical use in addition to the increase in the number of prescriptions written for painkillers may be contributing to the increase in the number of accidents attributed to drugged driving. Twenty-three… Read more »