As more and more states legalize the use of marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes, the manufacture, sale and use of marijuana will continue to rapidly increase. One anticipated effect of this increased use of legalized marijuana will be an increase in the number of marijuana related driving while impaired charges. On today’s episode, Jake does a deep dive into an incredibly powerful resource, Marijuana Impaired Driving, a 2017 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to Congress. As you prepare to gear up your defense skills for a marijuana related DWI case, today’s episode is a must listen!
Uncover why the NHTSA report says that THC blood levels in a suspect do not correlate well with impairment levels or the ability to operate a vehicle.
Find out how to use the rules of evidence to get this report into evidence under the learned treatise hearsay exception.
Learn why the report suggests that setting a per se limited for THC found in the blood is not supported by science.
Discover why it is helpful to pass this report along to your district court judges before you have a case where you anticipate using the report in your defense.