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Driving under the influence of Marijuana in Ohio – OVI
POSTED ON OCTOBER 3, 2012 BY Attorney George Wolfe
According to the Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.19(A)(1), a person is guilty of driving under the influence of marijuana if they have 35 nanograms per millileter of marijuana metabolite in their urine. In a recent case in Delaware Ohio Municipal Court, a driver was stopped after an accident, and was found to have no alcohol in their urine. The sample was later found to contain 57 nanograms per millileter of marijuana metabolite. The driver admitted to smoking marijuana on her birthday 19 days earlier, but not since. In reality the driver was no longer under the influence after 19 days, but the Ohio Code sets a VERY low threshhold. If you are ever asked to submit to any kind of testing, and you have smoked marijuana anytime in the last few weeks, you would be much better off to opt for a breath test. You can be found guilty of OVI for marijuana long after the effects have worn off.
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