Marijuana DUI and metabolites
Many people are mistaken in believing that you have to be high in order to get a DUI in Pennsylvania. Provided the police have probable cause to believe that there could be marijuana in your system or probable cause to believe that you are impaired by a drug, and marijuana shows up in your system either through the actI’ve THC or it’s metabolites, you are guilty of a DUI. The active ingredient in marijuana is delta 9 THC. One nanogram per milliliter or greater in your blood and driving is illegal. The active metabolite, 11 -0H Delta 9 Is the active metabolite of marijuana. Peak levels in blood after smoking marijuana cigarettes containing 15.8 mg of THC occur at about 15 minutes and range from 1.6 Dash 5.0 ng/mL, decreasing to less than one nanograms per milliliter by three hours.
The in active metabolite of THC is carboxy – delta 9. This inactive metabolite peaks in blood after smoking marijuana cigarettes containing 15.8 mg of THC at about 2.4 hours and range from 7.5 to 27 ng/mL with a slow decline. It is universally recognized that this in active metabolite can remain in your system for up to 45 days. Any concentration over 5 ng/mL in your blood and driving makes you guilty of a DUI. If you admitted to the police that you smoke marijuana recently, you will be arrested because they know that it will show up in your system.
The bottom line: if you smoke marijuana, either through a prescription or illegally, you should not drive in Pennsylvania.
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