Being high = illegal?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by Cosmos, Jul 18, 2008.

  1. Cosmos Cosmos

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    Don't know if this is state-dependent.

    But as far as I know, the only trouble you can get into with MJ is for possession/trafficking/intent to buy (looking at Buzzby's thread).

    Can you get into legal trouble being high?
  2. Dedbr Dedbr

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    Some states have public intoxication laws that cover being high on drugs, including marijuana..........;)


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  3. The Blazemaster The Blazemaster

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    I always thought that being high, was referred to as "internal possession" and was still illegal...
  4. SpiralArchitect SpiralArchitect

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    Yup, possession by consumption is another common term.
  5. ShivaSpaceTechnology ShivaSpaceTechnology

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    how would you prove it though

    if you have NOTHING on you and all that then what what do they got against you. say you have allergies ;)
  6. Doc Mitch Doc Mitch

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    maybe a drug test?
  7. Keyouse Keyouse

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    The government goes after us. Because they want the weed. They want everything THE BEST! So thats why they only crack down on Cannabis. They know its safe and want it for themselves!! OAWKROAWKRO
  8. Dedbr Dedbr

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    In Ohio the judges use urine screens to test for drug usage and yes, if it comes up positive, you can be charged with possesion. They don't use it too much for herb. Around here it's mostly for off-topics.

    It seems to be fucked up but it is called possesion. I've never heard of "possesion by consumption". The judge explains it as, " You had to possess it to get it into your body, so you are guilty of possesion."

    With herb it's no big deal, (Unless your on probation. Then it sucks) but we have had a bad meth problem and if you drop a dirty urine for it, your bond is going to be 70,000 dollars and there is the presumption of mandatory jail time for you possesing it.

    It's not funny then.........:wth:


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  9. troublemaker420 troublemaker420

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    SD does have an "internal possession" law, which can be, bur rarely is, used for marijuana. Howqever, if its discovered you are high on ANY substance, you can be charged with "being under the influence of an intoxicant other than alcohol" and THAT charge is handed out on a regular basis

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