In the wake of legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, Colorado is launching a new campaign called “Drive High, Get a DUI”. Its focus is to inform marijuana users that the drug should be treated like alcohol and one should not drive after partaking in the drug.
The campaign will include radio ads, TV ads and posters that will be displayed in marijuana dispensaries.
Colorado has also increased its enforcement to patrol for drivers under the influence of marijuana. As of now, 200 officers from a wide variety of agencies are trained as drug recognition experts. Drug recognition experts, or DREs, are trained to detect if a person is under the influence of drugs. In the case of marijuana, officers are trained to look for enlarged pupils, sense the odor of marijuana, and look for small tremors in the body of the marijuana user.
If you get arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana in Colorado, it is essential that you speak with an attorney right away. An attorney can help you fight your charges to get them reduced or dropped altogether. More importantly, an attorney can help you navigate the complex judicial system. Don’t plead guilty. Fight your charges with an experienced DUI lawyer.
Source: The Denver Channel