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Driving While Stoned

With what appears to be the imminent legalization of medical marijuana in Florida, questions have begun to arise as to what may happen in the event Officer Friendly believes that a citizen is driving under the influence of marijuana. In Florida's an officer's request for breath, urine, or blood must be made incident to a lawful arrest. Before the law enforcement officer can make such a request under Florida's implied consent statute, the driver must be arrested. This does not prevent the law enforcement officer from seeking a driver's consent before an arrest, such request for consent should be politely but firmly declined. 

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