THE FACTS ABOUT MARIJUANA USE AND DRIVING
of active tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) means you’re impaired.
you will get a DUI.
A typical DUI costs an average of
when including legal fees, fines, and higher insurance rates.
Driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana, or prescription
drugs can lead to a DUI.
When most people think of impaired driving, they assume all incidents involve alcohol. But, the truth is marijuana impairment behind the wheel is just as deadly as drunk driving. As recreational marijuana use becomes more common in Nevada, we need to work together to keep impairment off our roads.
Know the Law
- You cannot judge your own level of impairment.
- Any amount of marijuana consumption puts you at risk of driving impaired.
- Just like alcohol, if your plans involve marijuana, make sure you plan a safe and sober ride home.
- Nevada law (NRS 484C.110) specifies that drivers with 2 nanograms of active THC implies driving under the influence (DUI). However, no matter the level of THC, law enforcement officers will base arrests on observed impairment.
- Currently Nevada law does not differentiate penalties for marijuana-impaired driving from alcohol-impaired driving. (NRS 484C.400)