“Driving high will get you a DWI in Phelps County.”
The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department is laying down the law when it comes to recreational marijuana, saying, “Driving high will get you a DWI in Phelps County.
It may be legal now in Missouri to possess up to 3 ounces of marijuana for recreational use, but that doesn’t mean it’s a free for all. The new state law still has many restrictions that limit where it can be used. The Phelps County Sheriff’s Department says marijuana use can impair a person’s ability to drive for more than 24 hours after use. The new recreational marijuana law still makes it illegal for the delivery or distribution of marijuana or marijuana accessories, with or without consideration, to a person younger than twenty-one years of age. It also is illegal for people younger than 21 years of age to purchase, possess, use, or transport of marijuana or marijuana accessories, and for consumption of marijuana by a person younger than twenty-one years of age. It is illegal to possess or consume marijuana or be in possession of marijuana accessories on the grounds of a public or private preschool, elementary or secondary school, institution of higher education, in a school bus, or on the grounds of any correctional facility. Smoking marijuana in a location where smoking tobacco is prohibited also is illegal. In short: If the activity would not be allowed with alcohol, it is not allowed with marijuana. For more information, check the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department’s Facebook site.