California allows some people to smoke marijuana for medical purposes. However, it is still illegal to drive a vehicle if you are impaired as a result of the use of any substance, including marijuana. That being said, the abliltiy to prove that you are impaired is difficult in California. While the California legislature is working on ways to uniformly prosecute such cases, CBS Bay Area reports that the state legislature won’t debate cracking down on marijuana-based DUIs this year.
If you are in caught in possession of medical marijuana or accused of driving under the influence of marijuana, a criminal defense attorney in Rancho Cordova such as Michael Chastaine or Amie Beighley of the Chastaine Law Office will work hard to prevent you from being convicted of such a crime.