Currently, there are no consistent regulations or training protocols for law enforcement agents for detecting those under the influence of marijuana. For instance, there is no reliable breathalyzer-type test or blood/urine test to measure intoxication levels. Further complicating matters, THC can be  detected in a marijuana user’s bodily fluids for days, even weeks, after the last time they were intoxicated from smoking.

Sometimes marijuana intoxication symptoms seem obvious — glassy eyes, slurred speech, marijuana odor — but other times they’re not as conspicuous. Accurate chemical testing for marijuana intoxication needs to be developed, as well as medically sound legal thresholds. 

Contact An Attorney If You Were Injured By an Intoxicated Driver

Marijuana legalization is shifting the legal landscape. If you or a family member is injured by an impaired driver, contact our office by filling out a contact form or at 404-474-0804 to protect your rights.

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.