Marijuana

How to Avoid a Marijuana DUI in Zero-Tolerance Arizona

For the millions of people who now use marijuana legally under their states' laws, driving in Arizona is technically a crime.

Motorists with pot metabolites in their bloodstreams who want to avoid a marijuana DUI -- which comes with nasty fines and a one-year suspension of driving privileges, instead of the regular 90 days for booze DUIs -- may want to consult our quick primer below.

See also: Riding High: Arizona's Zero-Tolerance Stance on Pot and Driving

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Ray Stern has worked as a newspaper reporter in Arizona for more than two decades. He's won numerous awards for his reporting, including the Arizona Press Club's Don Bolles Award for Investigative Journalism.