How Has Marijuana Changed Colorado’s Driving Laws?

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DUI Attorney on Legal Recreational Marijuana and Drugged Driving. Has legalization of marijuana increased enforcement related to drugged driving in Colorado?

In this video, Denver DUI defense attorney Jake Johnson explains how recreational weed has affected Colorado’s traffic laws.

If you have been charged with driving under the influence of marijuana, call Thomas Law Firm at (720) 606-4721 or contact us through our website.


Colorado’s recreational marijuana laws are unique to Colorado and one of the first in the nation. Obviously recreational marijuana brings its own set of consequences. Even though you may be able to smoke marijuana recreationally, you still may not drive high or under the influence of marijuana.

Law enforcement was often unsure of how to handle medical marijuana cases. Recreational marijuana makes the rules of engagement very clear for police officers. Police officers are now more willing to arrest and charge people with violating the rules surrounding the proper use of marijuana.

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