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Ruling: Marijuana cardholders have options on DUI impairment

PHOENIX  (MYNBC5) — An Arizona court ruling said medical marijuana cardholders accused of driving under the influence have options for showing in court that there wasn't enough marijuana compound in their bodies to cause impairment.

The Court of Appeals ruling Thursday vacated a man's conviction for driving while marijuana or a marijuana compound was in his body and says he was entitled to present evidence that he wasn't impaired. The ruling said defendants can do that through cross-examination of prosecution witnesses or by providing their own testimony and evidence on whether they were impaired.

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