Can you get a DUI for driving high in North Dakota?

I thought DUIs were just for drunk driving, but I saw that one of my old high school friends got charged with a DUI for smoking weed. Is it possible for someone to get a DUI without being drunk?

Liz Jenson · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Getting a DUI for driving high is possible in
North Dakota
and in every other state. While they’re not as common as alcohol-related DUIs, Marijuana DUIs are given out when people are visibly impaired by their use of the drug.
The official stance of the state is that, while marijuana may be safer for drivers than alcohol, it’s still not as safe as driving sober. You could be charged with a DUI if you test positive on a state-required drug test.
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