Child custody and cannabis use for medical purposes is a serious issue, Things can get complicated in a hurry. The attached link provides lots of solid information regarding the law as it concerns it.
Some of this was discussed in the Koon thread but I figured this needs its own treatment so it stands out. This is an important issue with the decision in the Koon case upholding the per se or "any presence" statute in regard to patients.
So let's discuss tips on how to protect yourself from a drugged driving charge. Remember, if you have any active THC in your system then you are drugged, regardless of your level of impairment. THC will remain in your system for a few days following your last ingestion of cannabis. You won't feel high but it is there and if a blood draw is done then you could be charged with a crime.
Probable cause is necessary to do a blood draw. Your goal is to reduce the likelihood of a finding of probable cause.
Before you drive:
1. DON'T DRIVE STONED! It isn't safe anyway so just don't do it.
2. Make sure that neither you nor your car smell like freshly burned marijuana.
3. At the very least wear a smoking jacket if you smoke marijuana. Also, wear a hat. Take them off when you are done. This obviously goes for the ladies too. No need to buy a new jacket just use one that you can leave at home and not drive in. An oversized oxford shirt would work as well but the thicker the garment the better.
4. Shower and change clothing if that is possible. At the very least wash your face and hands.
5. Brush your teeth or gargle with mouthwash.
6. Wear a light cologne and chew gum or suck on breath mints.
7. Regularly spray the interior of your car with an odor absorbing air freshener.
8. Be friendly and cooperative with the police if stopped. Don't underestimate the value of being friendly and cooperative and NOT becoming defensive or offensive.
9. Do not offer information. If they know you have a card and ask when you last medicated simply state that you wish to exercise your right to remain silent.
10. Become a caregiver. If they can smell fresh marijuana in your car then indicate that you are a caregiver and show your caregiver card. That way they don't know you are a patient, and therefore a user. If they know you are a patient they are more likely to probe for info to lead to reasonable suspicion to field test you and ultimately blood test you if they can establish probable casue.
11. Use alternative forms of ingestion rather than smoking your meds. If you enjoy smoking then reserve that for times when you know you won't be driving. Maybe smoke at night before bed, etc.
12. Drive safely to avoid police stops. Don't speed, etc. Avoiding the police should be your number 1 goal.
13. Do not drink and drive. If you have alcohol in you there is a heightened chance of them getting a blood draw to confirm your BAL. That alone could lead to a check for THC. Remember, .08 is the per se legal limit. If you drive with a .08 or above then you will be charged with OWI. However, you can still be charged with OWI if your blood alcohol level is below .08 if it can be proven that the alcohol substantially lessened your ability to drive. So you could blow a .07 on a PBT and then end up at the station and do a .07 on the more reliable datamaster and then end up getting a blood draw as well. Do don't drink and drive. And if you only had "one or two beers" don't drive like a fool. Don't text or talk on your cell. Pay attention to the road.
I'm sure I'm missing some good tips so I'll add them later if I think of any. In the meantime others should feel free to contribute advice.
Is there a way to apply for a license that would allow someone to obtain product from another state and sell it (or provide it for dispensaries to sell) here?
For example, low THC products can be very hard to find. If there is a product that is in compliance with another state's requirements and ours (like a low THC chocolate that is tested, wrapped properly, made in an appropriate setting (clean, commercial kitchen) and labeled) can someone apply to bring that product here fill a void?