PHOENIX (AP) -- Another court ruling says Arizona residents who have medical marijuana cards allowing them to legally smoke pot can still be prosecuted under laws against driving under the influence while having marijuana in their system.
A different panel of Court of Appeals judges reached the same conclusion in a ruling issued Tuesday. It stems from the cases of two defendants, both of whom had medical marijuana cards.
The defendants pointed to a medical marijuana law provision that provides a partial legal shield for pot usage prescribed by a physician. However, the latest ruling notes that physicians don't prescribe medical marijuana. They only certify a patient's medical eligibility.