HARRISBURG – Legislation has been introduced which would remove DUI penalties related to the legal use of medical marijuana. The Keystone State legalized the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2018 for patients who suffer from chronic illness. However, the state’s DUI laws do not differentiate between legal medical marijuana use and impairment due to alcohol or controlled substances. As a result, medical marijuana patients can face DUI penalties resulting solely from the use of a legally prescribed substance. The measure, which was created in cooperation with patients, attorneys, and the PA District Attorney’s Association, would amend the state’s DUI law to require proof of actual impairment. The bill would prevent patients from being arrested and prosecuted for legally using medical marijuana that does not affect a driver’s ability to safely operate a vehicle.