Arizona’s Marijuana-Impaired DUI Driving Laws
Arizona law prohibits drivers from driving under the influence of Marijuana and other drugs. State statutes outline prohibited conduct and associated penalties for those not complying with Arizona’s marijuana-impaired driving laws.
The state claims that a person shall not be in actual physical control of any motor vehicle in this state under the influence of any intoxicating liquor, drug, toluene, or any vapor-releasing substance containing a toxic material if the person is impaired to the slightest degree. This definition goes beyond just “operating a motor vehicle” and includes anyone who is in control of any type of motorized conveyance while under the influence of any intoxicating substance, including marijuana.
Arizona also has a zero-tolerance policy for young drivers (age 21 and younger) operating vehicles while impaired by marijuana. The majority of motorists risk criminal prosecution if they drive while there is more than five nanograms per milliliter of active delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present in their blood or urine within two hours of operating a vehicle.
For more information on marijuana DUI laws in Phoenix and in Arizona see our blog post.
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