Here is the link to the article found on ClickOnDetroit which contains what you need to know IF Michigan legalizes recreational Marijuana.
Michigan Drugged Driving Penalties can be pretty severe. If you are a lawful Michigan medical marijuana card holder, you still may not operate a motor vehicle if the marijuana has substantially lessened your ability to operate any motor vehicle. Therefore, you could still be charged with OWI drugs the fines and penalties are similar to getting an OWI alcohol. If you’ve been arrested and charged with Michigan Drugged Driving you need to contact a Michigan DUI Defense Lawyer.
To learn more about the Michigan Drugged Driving Penalties, click the link below.
The Michigan State Police roadside drug testing has announced five counties where the testing pilot program will begin on Nov. 8. You can read more about it here: http://bit.ly/2z0NkDt
You do not have to submit to a saliva sample. It is a civil infraction. Michigan DREs are junk science.
Other than marijuana (see below for medical marijuana), prescription drug users MAY have a defense for operating with the presence of a controlled substance. There is a defense of therapeutic levels. That is the sample has a level consistent with that as prescribed by the doctor
TO MY MEDICAL MARIJUANA CLIENTS, I want to remind you that you are still permitted to operate a vehicle after you’ve consumed your medicine, provided YOU ARE A CARDHOLDER. The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled that the government must prove actual impairment for these class of drivers. A difficult task being there is no quantified level for THC also known as the therapeutic level which is considered acceptable. Patient a needs a different level of THC than Patient B. Along with many studies showing that THC does not impair driving.
When hiring a lawyer, for these cases, make sure they are plugged into the Defenses.