Calif. DMV Sued for Suspending Licenses of Med Marijuana Users

Sober residents have right to drive: plaintiff
By Ambreen Ali,  Newser User
Posted Feb 16, 2009 3:21 AM CST
The DMV is being sued for revoking the driver's licenses of marijuana users who obtain the drug legally.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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(Newser) – A medical marijuana advocacy group has sued California's Department of Motor Vehicles, demanding a written policy that treats doctor-approved pot like any other prescription drug, reports the Los Angeles Times. The DMV is accused of repeatedly suspending licenses, against state policy, from sober drivers caught with medical marijuana. "It happens a disturbing amount," complained a lawyer for the pro-legalization group.