Whether you found yourself on the side of the road participating in field sobriety tests for the first time or the fourth time, it can be a disorienting and frightening experience. If a San Luis Obispo police officer believed you failed those tests and suspected you of impairment, you probably found yourself taking a ride in the back of a patrol car.
Medical marijuana is legal in California, which means that people with certain medical conditions could legally obtain and use this drug. This is only an option for people with specific types of medical conditions, and even if you qualify, you would be wise to understand the laws and regulations regarding appropriate use.
As a California motorist, it's easy to take certain things at surface value while traveling, including various legal situations that may place your freedom at risk. Rather than research ahead of time and obtain clear understanding of traffic laws, as well as what rights you have, you may be one of many who fall into the habit of presuming that if police officers are making a stop and conducting investigations, they are doing so lawfully because they are the police and know what's legal and what isn't.
There are multiple medical reasons why a person may need a prescription medication. However, due to the highly addictive nature of some prescription drugs, use can quickly lead to abuse. Addiction is tough. It is not uncommon for people who are struggling with a drug problem to find themselves in legal trouble for reasons related to their addiction.