CHICAGO (CBS) — Now that recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois, Secretary of State Jesse White warns motorists not to drive if they’re using pot.
“If you choose to use marijuana or consume alcohol, take public transportation, a cab or a ride sharing service or designate a sober driver,” White said.READ MORE: Over 24,000 Unemployment Claims Filed In Illinois Last Week Amid COVID-19 Pandemic For These Two Standout Students, Their Achievements Speak Volumes
He added that if a person is pulled over for driving high, they will receive a DUI.MORE NEWS: 2 Mass Shootings Reported At The Same Time In Chicago Hours After President Biden Announces Plan To Address City's Violence
“Illinois has strict laws against driving impaired. If you choose to use recreational marijuana, do so safely and responsibly and avoid driving impaired,” White said.