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Driving Laws and Cannabis
Medical marijuana is legal in the State of Mississippi, and we will begin seeing patients very soon! Reserve an appointment with us so you don’t have to wait much longer to access safe, legal, natural medicine.
The legalization of medical marijuana is fairly new, so it is very important to familiarize ourselves with the laws. DUI’s are serious offenses; it is crucial that all medical cannabis patients know the rules for driving while under the influence in Mississippi.
In Mississippi, there are different penalties depending on whether or not your DUI is your first offense.
If it is your first offense, you should expect a fine of at least $250 but not more than $1000 OR imprisonment of no more than 48 hours. First offenses will also get your license suspended for at least 90 days.
A second DUI offense within 5 years of your first will result in a fine from anywhere between $600-1500. You will also go to jail for at least 5 days but less than a year, and you will need to do community service.
Second offenses also mean a 2 year license suspension and sometimes vehicle impoundment, depending on the situation. You will be evaluated to determine whether treatment is required.
On your third offense, if your first two offenses are within 5 years, you will be charged with a felony. The fine will be between $2000-5000 and you will be jailed for anywhere from 1-5 years. Your vehicle will be seized and your license will be suspended for 5 years.
Also, keep in mind that if you refuse a field sobriety test, your license will automatically be suspended for 90 days.
The Bottom Line
It is very important to understand the dangers of driving while intoxicated. Marijuana is a psychoactive substance that can change how you feel and see things. You should never use marijuana if you think you will need to drive shortly after.
Make sure that when you use your medical marijuana, your schedule is free and you have no obligations, especially ones that involve driving. Driving while intoxicated does not only hurt you, but it also has the potential to hurt many others.
Get Ready for Medical Marijuana in Mississippi
Medical marijuana is legal in Mississippi, and we will be seeing patients soon! If you think cannabis would benefit you, there is a good chance you would qualify!
Make sure you are prepared by reserving an appointment with us so that you will not have to wait much longer to get your medical card!
Schedule a medical marijuana evaluation online today with one of our compassionate, qualified physicians, and we’ll book an appointment for you just as soon as Mississippi’s medical marijuana market is up and running.
You’ll meet with your new doctor and learn what medical marijuana might do for you. Act soon to find out if you qualify for a Mississippi Marijuana Card.
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Helping you find health and wellness through safe and convenient access to medical marijuana is our primary goal at Mississippi Marijuana Card. We’re working hard to educate advocates and cynics alike about the unique benefits medical cannabis can offer, building an accessible informational library of all things Mississippi and medical marijuana in the process.
If you have any questions, we’re ready to answer them. Call us at (833) 781-6635, or simply reserve a medical marijuana evaluation!