You are using medical marijuana. And, suddenly you are in a car accident. What is going to happen and who is going to be responsible for the accident. If you didn’t cause the accident, but your blood levels show that you have taken marijuana, then you might be in trouble. However, there are a couple of exceptions that you need to consider before you start panicking.
Has the country where you are living in, legalized medical marijuana?
The first thing that you should know, is if the country you are currently in, has legalized medical marijuana. If you are using medical cannabis, and you are in a country where it is still illegal, then you might have a problem.
Even if this is medical cannabis, you are still using it illegally, and you can be in trouble if your blood levels show that you have cannabis in your bloodstream. Even, if you didn’t cause the accident in the first place. However, if this is a legal drug, in the country, then you might not be in trouble.
Do you have a prescription for this medicine?
If you are telling the police at the accident scene that you are taking medical marijuana, you will need to prove that you are using it under doctor supervision. This is why it is a good idea to carry the medicine with you, where the police can see that this is prescription medicine.
However, as mentioned before, this is only doable in a country where medical cannabis is legal if you have a prescription for it. And, then it might not influence your personal injury case.
Did you cause the accident or not?
Another thing that you should consider, is if you cause the accident. If you did cause the accident, you might need to prove that you aren’t high and that you were only taking medical marijuana.
However, this will still not make a difference in who is the guilty party. You will be guilty and you might need to pay for the repairs to all the vehicles and for the medical bills to those who did get injured during the accident.
It won’t affect your personal injury case
At the end of the day, using medical marijuana won’t affect your personal injury case. As long as you can prove that you were really using medical marijuana and if your doctor can prove that the medical version of marijuana doesn’t make you high or breaking your concentration. However, remember that this is in countries where medical cannabis is legal.
When you are in a car accident, and you have used medical marijuana, you might start to panic. However, there isn’t any reason why you should panic at all. If you are using the right medical cannabis in a country where it is legal, then you will not have anything to worry about. Medical marijuana isn’t giving the same effect on your body and mind, as the marijuana that you are smoking for the fun, illegally.