Medical Marijuana Statutes
Experienced New Jersey Drug Crime Lawyer Explains Medical Marijuana Statutes in New Jersey
As an experienced New Jersey drug crime lawyer, I still think we’re at the infancy stage for the medical marijuana, especially in the state of New Jersey. There are going to be limits imposed including that you’re not going to be able to drive under the influence. If you do, you could still be considered driving while intoxicated by marijuana, THC.
It Can Be Difficult to Establish Impairment Limits of Some Drugs
If you’re pulled over for DWI and they take blood or urine and there’s cocaine in your system, it’s much more difficult to establish that you are impaired at the time compared to THC, because your body metabolizes cocaine and heroin much quicker.
The theory is that those substances will remain in your system only for a short time; therefore, you must be under the influence at the time that you got pulled over, if it was in your system. Whereas, the presence of THC will stay in your system for days and even weeks. It’s hard to prove, beyond a reasonable doubt by a prosecutor, that the person was actually under the influence at the time that they were driving, if the THC could’ve been in their system 30 days earlier. This can help us build a strong defense in your case.
A marijuana or drug crime conviction can impact your current employment, or exclude you from future employment. If you or a loved one has been charged with possession of marijuana, or any other drug crime in New Jersey, don’t settle for less than the best possible representation. Contact experienced New Jersey drug crime lawyer Carl Spector for a free confidential consultation. Let his experience work for you.