Should I call A Marijuana Lawyer?
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Should I call A Marijuana Lawyer?

If you’re anything like thousands of other people in Las Vegas, you probably thought that because marijuana was made legal for recreational use, that you couldn’t be arrested for it anymore.  Just because you are allowed to legally purchase marijuana at a dispensary does not mean that there are no rules regarding how you use it for where you have it.  Think about it the same way that you think about alcohol, and the regulations that surround it.  Just like you can’t drink and drive, just because it is legal to purchase alcohol does not mean that you can use it irresponsibly.  The same is true for illegal marijuana in Las Vegas.  You are only allowed to buy up to 1 ounce of marijuana legally at a dispensary.  If you decide to go to multiple dispensaries and by 1 ounce each one, they have not technically broken the law by selling it to you, but you have broken the law by possessing more than the legal amount that you are allowed to.  You are also not allowed to have it within arm’s reach while operating a car, or anywhere outside of the sealed package that was provided to you at the dispensary.  You are not allowed to smoke it in your car, or any other place it is considered public.  You’re only allowed to use marijuana products inside of a private residence.  While these rules may soon change due to the fact that specialized lounges have been approved in Las Vegas, at the current time you still have to be in your home.

The most common thing with regard to marijuana that people in Las Vegas are being arrested for currently is DUI.  This is probably because it is very difficult the judge exactly how much marijuana you can use without being legally impaired.  The general scale for alcohol is easy understand because one beer typically takes a person 1 hour to process.  Any alcoholic drink will have about the same amount of alcohol in it, so the general rule is one drink per hour.  Any more than that and you will probably test over the legal limit for alcohol in your blood.  With regard to the marijuana in your system, it is far more difficult to judge exactly how much you can use before you are over the legal limit.  There are many different types of marijuana that will provide different levels of intoxication.  It is also quite difficult to prove how much marijuana can be in your system before you are actually impaired.  This is because marijuana stays in your system for far longer than alcohol.  In many cases people who have not smoked marijuana in weeks still test positive in their system.  This means if you are pulled over for suspicion of DUI for marijuana, even though you have not used it anytime recently it can still result in a blood test that shows you over the legal limit.  These difficulties with regards to the law are still being worked out, and the legalities of using marijuana and driving are still being challenged every day.  We are doing our part to keep our clients from being unduly prosecuted for marijuana use within a system that is difficult to understand the rules.  Until a time when the rules regarding intoxication with regards to marijuana are more fixed, we will continue to work for our clients to get their cases dismissed or reduced as much as possible.  It is unfair to provide something that is perfectly legal to use without also establishing the rules regarding things like the operation of a motor vehicle after its use.  If you have been arrested on a marijuana charge call us immediately.