Here is a new definition of drug charges: can you imagine buying marijuana on your credit card? Regular readers of this blog know by now that medical marijuana is legal is 21 U.S. states, and that two states, Colorado and Washington, allow recreational use of marijuana. We have also discussed topics relating to the commercial, marketing, and economy-impacting aspects of the marijuana industry, so to speak.
Here comes another revelation: In states where marijuana sales are legal one can purchase the drug and put it on your credit card. Two major credit card providers, however, do not permit their cards to be used for the purchase of marijuana. And a third major card company allows their card to be used for marijuana purchases only in states in which the drug is legal. These credit card companies’ positions on marijuana sales, however, continue to evolve, as do the laws regarding marijuana itself. And as news stories and blogs continue to point out, debit cards are another story entirely.
This topic is merely a jumping-off point: we all know that marijuana is legal in some places and some cases. Some people buy it illegally. Some people use it to excess. Some financial product providers make it more difficult to buy marijuana with their cards; others do not.
Drug DUI is a very real offense, with very real penalties and consequences. Whether the drug itself is legal or not, the officer who stops your vehicle on suspicion of drug-impaired driving isn’t going to check your credit card receipts. He will, however, check for other physical signs of impairment. And if you are charged and convicted of drug DUI, you could very well end up with a lot more trouble than just a case of buyer’s remorse.
Call this a cautionary tale, or blog, or anecdote. But if you would like more information about how Arizona DUI laws may affect you, or you are seeking legal advice regarding a DUI situation, please contact Zachary Law Group. We offer a FREE 30-minute case evaluation, to get started on the way to resolving your legal issues. We can provide answers to your questions, find solutions that can help you, and represent you in court, if need be. Worried about your legal problem? Let us “Zach-It”! Just get in touch with us by calling 1-855-Zach-law.