Michigan Marijuana Laws
- December 8, 2017
- Brendon Debolski
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Michigan Marijuana Laws – Washtenaw County Criminal Defense Attorney
In 2008, Michigan voted to allow legislation which enabled the state to allow patients suffering from a variety of illnesses to apply for and receive a medical marijuana card. While having such a card makes the consumption of small amounts of marijuana legal in certain circumstances, it is important to note that you may still be subjected to legal consequences and a criminal record if you do not understand the laws or are not careful.
At Debolski, Debolski, and O’Connor, we have extensive knowledge when it comes to the Michigan Criminal Statutes. We have also spent a significant amount of time researching and studying the rapidly-changing laws regarding the legal use of marijuana in the state. While a medical card permits you to lawfully consume small amounts of marijuana, it does not give you the right to do certain activities while under its effects, such as operate a motor vehicle.
Operating Under the Influence of Drugs – Attorney in Ann Arbor
Similar to how an individual can be subjected to an OWI (operating while intoxicated) for being under the effects of alcohol, one can be arrested and charged with a OUID (operating under the influence of drugs) if a roadside test detects the presence of drugs in your system.
Several counties in Michigan have recently implemented a roadside swab testing system, in which they can take a swab sample of your saliva if they have reasonable belief that you are operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of marijuana or other drugs, including prescription medication. If the test comes back positive, you may be arrested and subjected to a blood test, which can be used against you in court.
Contact Washtenaw County Defense Attorneys
If you find yourself subjected to one of these tests and charged with a criminal offense, or otherwise facing any marijuana charges, don’t take chances and go to court alone. Make sure you have professionals on your side who understand the intricacies of the new laws. At Debolski, Debolski, and O’Connor, we make our client’s legal concerns our priority. Call us and let us help you today.