High court rejects right to drive high
(AP) – The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by a California woman who claims the state’s marijuana law is unconstitutional because it interferes with her right to travel.
The Las Vegas Sun reported Tuesday that the Supreme Court ruled against Shira Monet Garfinkel.
She was contesting her conviction for driving in Northern Nevada with marijuana in her blood.
The court said driving isn’t a constitutional right, and that Garfinkel cannot operate her vehicle with marijuana in her blood or urine.
Garfinkel argued she is a legal user of marijuana under California law, and should be allowed to travel in Nevada while high.
Nevada allows medical marijuana users to carry limited amounts of the drug.