Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 5 months ago

If Illinois he’s going to legalize the use of marijuana, isn’t it possible that some people could do this?

Isn’t it possible that some irresponsible person under the influence could go out driving completely wastedI, without

facing any legal consequences?

9 Answers

  • 5 months ago
    Best answer

    No. Illinois just legalized the sale and possession of recreational marijuana. They laws against driving under the influence remain in place.

  • 5 months ago

    No, DUI for being high on MJ is already a thing, and remains a thing. It has nothing to do with the legality of weed.

  • 5 months ago

    By your FAILED logic, it would be possible for some people to drive DRUNK with no legal consequences. DUI has NEVER been limited to alcohol. It covers EVERYTHING that impairs your ability to drive safely, including legitimate prescriptions used as prescribed.

  • Neil
    Lv 4
    5 months ago

    No. Possession of alcohol is completely legal (for adults.) Driving wasted (on alcohol, cannabis, or anything else) is not.

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  • 5 months ago

    We have globally already determined that making driving under the influence of any mood altering substance is illegal. This has been in force for alcohol, cough medicine, anti anxiety medication, etc. for many years. It is simply not possible to make everything illegal that might be used irresponsibly or all vehicles would be made illegal. BTW: I believe that law passed today.

  • PoBoy
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Why? Alcohol is legal and there are laws against impaired driving.

  • 5 months ago

    The thing about Illinois is he is the only state where marijuana was legalized by the state legislature. In every other state where it's legal, it was decided by a ballot initiative--putting it to the people. I think that's pretty cool.

    Anyway, 'Driving Under the Influence' (DUI) doesn't just mean under the influence of alcohol. There are MANY drugs that will impair your driving ability, and the charge and the punishment is just the same as if you were drunk.

    So far in states that have legalized marijuana we haven't seen significant increases in 'buzzed driving', or even in marijuana use.

  • 5 months ago

    No don't think so

  • 5 months ago

    I live in Vegas where it's legal and everybody is high all the time and things are going great

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