On August 1, 2013, Illinois law changed. It was on that date that Governor Quinn signed a bill into law that made medical marijuana legal in Illinois under very specific circumstances. We are now only a few months away from the January 1, 2014, beginning of the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program.
Will the New Law Affect Safety on Illinois Roads?
For purposes of this blog post, we will not consider whether medical marijuana should be legal in Illinois. Instead, we will focus on how unintended car accident injuries and fatalities may be avoided. To that end, it is important to know that:
- Driving under the influence of marijuana can be dangerous.
- It is illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, even if the marijuana is used for medicinal purposes. Driving under the influence of cannabis can result in loss of a driver’s license and loss of a medicinal marijuana permit.
- If you believe that you have been hurt by a driver who was driving under the influence of marijuana, then you may be able to recover damages.
Currently, studies indicate that the use of marijuana can result in more driving accidents, but we do not yet know if the legalization of medical marijuana will result in more accidents.
Please Call a Gurnee Car Crash Lawyer If You’ve Been Hurt
If you have been hurt by a driver who you believe may have been high at the time of your crash, then it is important to find out more about your rights and possible recovery from an experienced Gurnee car crash attorney.
For more information, please call our experienced Illinois car accident lawyers at 866-625-2299 and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims today.