Pot Use Becomes Legal, But Not While Driving

Drive High, Get a DUI. That’s the message the Nevada Highway Patrol and Nevada Office of Traffic Safety want Nevadans to remember as the use of recreational marijuana becomes legal January 1, 2017 in Nevada. Though recreational use will become legal, the use of marijuana prior to, or in the act of, driving continues to be illegal and a serious crime. Currently Nevada law does not differentiate penalties for marijuana impaired driving from alcohol impaired driving. The penalties are the same regardless of the substance, or combination of substances.