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Medical Marijuana and DUI Laws

Illinois is rolling out its pilot program for medical marijuana. The first patients are already receiving their prescription cards. While it may be months before there’s a place for those patients to legally buy the drug, some people are wondering how it will impact law enforcement and the state’s DUI laws.


If you have any marijuana in your system, even trace amounts, you could be guilty of DUI in Illinois. The medical marijuana program won’t hold patients to that standard. However, they will have to subject field sobriety tests if they’re asked by an officer.

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