Many of you know that with the passage of I-502 Marijuana became legal in Washington State. This DOES NOT mean that it is legal to smoke marijuana and drive a vehicle. During the first two weeks of July police will be conducting extra patrols to focus on DUI's and Marijuana DUI's.
Sheriffs in King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties are emphasizing the fact that legal consumption and smoking of marijuana does not allow a person to get behind the wheel. Laws surrounding the legalization of marijuana have been confusing for many motorists. Some are assuming that because they legally smoked marijuana that they can legally drive, this is not the case. Additionally, it can be difficult for people to judge how impaired they are after smoking marijuana and to measure how much they have inhaled.
Remember, the legal age for consumption of marijuana is 21 and it is not legal to smoke and drive. The article in the Kirkland Reporter in below.