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Medical marijuana cards no protection from DWIs

No, a medical marijuana card is not a get out of jail free card.

Jefferson City Prosecutor Gaylin Carver says all driving while intoxicated laws will still apply, even if you’re asked to submit to a blood test.

“I think it falls under the Refusal Statute, which means you would automatically lose your driver’s license for one year.  Just like if the officer thought you were drunk and you refused to blow.”

Carver says she sees cases filed after Jefferson City Police arrest drivers suspected of being under the influence of drugs, not just alcohol.

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