ABC15's Christopher Sign talked with a local defense attorney about the recent Arizona ruling that protects those driving with marijuana in their system from getting DUIs.
Defense attorney, Marc Victor, said that this ruling does not mean impairment is OK or acceptable, but that it rather means if a marijuana compound shows up in someone's system, they aren't automatically given a DUI.
Of course, if you are truly impaired by any substance, you're still in danger of getting a DUI, but studies found that some traces of marijuana can stay in the body for about a month.
In this case, if someone used marijuana within the month and it still shows up in their system, they will not be given a DUI as previously practiced.
This ruling is thought of as controversial by some, but is trying to battle the convictions some were fighting after ingesting marijuana weeks before.