Blog Posts Tagged with OWI

Can I drive if I’m a medical marijuana patient?

by: Jason Osbourn

May 2, 2016 at 9:45 AM EDT

In Michigan, it is a crime for a person to operate a motor vehicle with any amount of a schedule 1 controlled substance, including marijuana, in their body under MCL 257.625(8), a crime known commonly as OWI. Even trace amounts of marijuana in a person’s blood will support a conviction under this statute.

The Michigan Medical Marijuana Act (MMMA), however, immunizes MMMA cardholders from arrest, prosecution, and penalty for the medical use of marijuana conducted within the scope of the MMMA....