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Is Arizona's Zero-Tolerance Stance on Pot and Driving a Load of B.S.?

If you smoked a joint a couple days ago, you are too stoned to drive right now in Arizona.

The state's zero-tolerance law on the combination of marijuana-smoking and driving is the subject of this week's cover story by our colleague Ray Stern, a law that's even worse considering the state has a legal medical-marijuana program.

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Stern found that Arizona's one of just 15 states that have such a law, prohibiting driving with any sign of pot in the driver's system, and one of just three states that also has a medical-marijuana law.

Consider if the same law applied to alcohol.

"It's as though the law withdrew your privilege to drive to work Monday through Friday because, on Saturday night, you had a single glass of wine," Stern writes.

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