I had a close call the other night, however thankfully I kept my cool & talked my way out of the situation.
I was unquestionably lucky, because it turns out that most cops particularly don’t love weed anymore, and medical cannabis is legal in this state, however only under some tight restrictions, and recreational use is still not allowed, although it may happen in the next voting cycle.
Anyway, I was heading downtown for a night at the bar, & of course I had a little cannabis in my pocket. I never go someplace without some cannabis, just in case. I had a broken tail light, & the cops pulled me for that. Almost instantly they stinked the cannabis in my pocket. I only buy the premium strains, like OG Kush or Purple Haze, & those are unquestionably stinky. Technically it was illegal for me to carry cannabis on me at all, because I didn’t have the state-issued prescription card. It turns out the cop who pulled me over didn’t love a few grams of cannabis. If I had a pound of marijuana, or was driving under the influence, it would have been a unusual story. Instead she wrote me a citation for the tail light & let me go. Of course I had been smoking cannabis all day, & was unquestionably much under the influence, however the cop didn’t know that, then driving while high on cannabis is unquestionably different, & much less dangerous, than driving drunk. I have cannabis in my system every time I drive a car, & I’ve never had a problem.