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Not an immediate driving license withdrawal in cannabis use

Who is caught, after cannabis, the consumption tax, which threatens not automatically the license withdrawal. According to a new judgment, should in the future decide an opinion on the driving licence.

A one-time drive under the influence of Cannabis will no longer lead automatically to licence withdrawal. With its judgment, the Federal administrative court in Leipzig gave up his previous contrary case law. In the future, the driving licence authorities are intended to clarify, where appropriate, with an opinion on whether cannabis users can assess their fitness to Drive properly. At the same time, the Federal administrative court, but the strict limit. (Az.: BVerwG 3 C 13.17)

Drive: lower THC value limit

Typically, the license, when drivers after the consumption of alcohol, Cannabis or other drugs, driving unfit to drive. According to previous case law, this was in the case of Cannabis generally been the case if motorists were once caught with a nanograms of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) per Milliliter of blood serum.

A with experts from various professional societies occupied limit Commission had proposed in 2015, a limit of 3.0 nano grams of THC. Among other things, the Commission reasoned that the current limit can also be reached after several days of cannabis abstinence. The Federal administrative court now held, nevertheless, to the previous limit, loosened the consequences of a breach.

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