Managing the sales of recreational marijuana: Will anything change?

SAN DIEGO-Lawmakers at the state and local levels are still deciding how to manage the sales of recreational marijuana, but police say when it comes to the rules of the road nothing has changed.

It’s illegal to drive under the influence of alcohol, prescription drugs, and marijuana. Officers say if you smoke  the drug plan ahead; order an Uber or Lyft, find a sober driver, or face the consequences. “It’s always been illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana. It didn’t change and it’s not going to. If you consume marijuana and you drive you will be arrested.”, explains SDPD Lt. Scott Wahl.

The fines and court costs of driving under the influence can run upwards of a $1,000.

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