The law on driving and cannabis

Posted: June 4, 2013 in Cannabis, Law

In the state of Washington, a police officer is normally not allowed to search your vehicle. However, there are several exceptions that you must know of: if an officer observes you trying to conceal or throw something out the window they may legally search your car. If the officer has reasonable suspicion you are armed and dangerous, or involved in criminal activity he or she can frisk you (pat you down).  Even if the officer doesn’t have reasonable suspicion, once you are pulled over you will be scrutinized.

Soon Washingtonians will be given the “how to” policies by the state on how cannabis will be produced, distributed and consumed. So, I think that it is important that to remember that in the state of Washington a person is guilty while driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or any other drug; or while the person is under combined influence of or affected by intoxicating liquor and any drug.

So, be smart and have a designated driver if you plan on attending a party, plan on partaking in recreational activities or need to medicate to alleviate your pain.

For more information: Check out the state law on Driving under the influence. and Washington Drugged Driving.


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