My motto, and the ending of every legal column for many years, has been: Being Under the Influence of MJ is just as bad as Alcohol or Drugs. SO DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR BE IMPAIRED WITH
MARIJUANA…DUI’s include impairment by Alcohol or a Prescriptive or non-prescriptive substance. SO…“DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT. CALL A TAXI, LYFT OR UBER. THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME”. SO DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER.
DID YOU KNOW…THERE ARE 3 TYPES OF MEDICAL MJ USE?:
INDICAS: Used mostly for body ailments and have a higher level of CBD (Cannabidiol). CBD’s help with pain as they block the pain receptors. Indica’s are used to treat a larger number of ailments due to their potent effects. INDICAS can make you feel lethargic or sleepy. However if used to often it could result in insomnia. Thus you should use it at night… and after driving.
SATIVAS: Used for head ailments as they have a higher level of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) which is Psychoactive and assists with mood elevation. Sativa may help you maintain some level of energy. This could be beneficial for appetite stimulation, depression, anger management, migraines, headaches, chronic pain, nausea, bi-polar and social disorders. High levels of THC found in SATIVA can cause anxiety and or paranoia.
HYBRIDS: This is the cross breeding of the INDICA and SATIVA strains. A particular strain may have more INDICA or SATIVA traits. Thus one may be more dominant and referred to as 50/50, 60/40 or 80/20, based on which type of cannabis is more dominant. You should inquire as to which type is more dominant. Hybrids are said to be used for all ailments and be great for both body and head without side effects.
4 TYPES OF MEDICAL CANNABIS USE:
VAPORIZING: Smoking sends burnt materials to your lungs and therefore is not advised. VAPORIZERS are preferred over smoking because the inhalant is cleaner since it is run through water. Vaporizing refers to the use of a water pipe, vape pen, volcano or other vaporizers. However, be aware of California Governor Newsome’s recent concern that they are harmful.
EDIBLES: Are what you eat? They could be cookies, brownies, chocolate bars, candies, ice cream, butter, cooking oils and other preparations. You must pay attention to the proper MG or Milligrams dosing labeled on the package. Beginners should divide the product into quarters and ingest only a quarter portion first and eat in small portions. It is advisable to wait 30-40 minutes before ingesting more. Once you feel the effects……STOP
TINCTURES/SUBLINGUAL STRIPS: Tinctures are tiny drops administered orally under your tongue or added to food or drinks. Sublingual strips dissolve under your tongue. Both are fast and convenient methods and a perfect alternative for those who do not desire inhalation methods.
LOTIONS/CREAMS/SALVE/MASSAGE OIL/BODY OILS: These are available for use to help with chronic body aches and pains. Additionally, MJ has anti-inflammatory agents that are absorbed through the skin. Application to affected areas at night are advised. It can be helpful with all kinds of arthritis, psoriasis, gout, eczema, shingles etc.
INHALATION (smoke/vapor): The onset is in minutes, and lasts 1-4 hours.
INGESTION: The onset is 60-90 minutes and lasts 6-8 hours.
SUBLINGUAL: (Strips/drops under tongue): The onset is 5-60 minutes and lasts 1-4 hours.
IF YOU GET STOPPED AFTER USING ALCOHOL AND MJ WITH THC, THEN DON’T TAKE A DUI BLOOD TEST, IF POSSIBLE, AND …..
IF STOPPED WITH MJ, Remember: Silence is Golden and Handcuffs are Silver, so DON’T TALK to POLICE without your lawyer’s permission.
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“Though I am sometimes referred to as a DUI criminal defense lawyer, I choose to not view my clients as “criminals”. I prefer to view them, and more importantly to treat them, as good, honest people that have found themselves in a scary and unfortunate situation…after screwing up.”
I look upon my job as protecting the Constitutional Rights of every American who drinks and drives and gets arrested for a DUI.
I do however “Change Hats” when I SUE Drunk Drivers in a Personal Injury Accident for their Negligence, that caused the damages to my Injured or Deceased (Wrongful Death) client .
DRINKING AND TEXTING BOTH CAUSE ARRESTS AND ACCIDENTS, OR MAKE A DRIVER LESS LIKELY TO AVOID A DUI INDUCED ARREST OR ACCIDENT… THAT WOULD NOT BE THEIR FAULT.
BEING INTOXICATED, IS JUST AS SERIOUS AS BEING INTEXTICATED.
A DRIVER MUST DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO AVOID AN AT FAULT ACCIDENT.
THE BOTTOM LINE IS “DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE OR TEXT, AND GET A DUI OR ACCIDENT… CALL A TAXI, LYFT OR UBER….THEY ARE A LOT CHEAPER THAN CALLING ME”.
REPRESENTING THE INJURED AND CRIMINALLY ACCUSED
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