New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Discusses Medical Marijuana Statutes
As an experienced New Jersey Criminal 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 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 than 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.
If you or a loved one has been charged with a marijuana crime in New Jersey, contact experienced New Jersey Criminal Lawyer Carl Spector at for a free confidential consultation. Let my experience work for you!