The sale of recreational cannabis was legalized in January, but that doesn't mean you can drive under the influence.

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The Montana Department of Transportation recently sent out a message to marijuana users in the state on April 20, a date celebrated by users of marijuana around the world.

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It turns out that the folks behind the scene at the Montana Department of Transportation are pretty hip. They referenced a lyric from the song Drop It Like It's Hot by Snoop Dogg to get the word out.

Don't drop $$$ like it's hot when you end up in jail, or worse. Drug-impaired driving is illegal. Remember: if you feel different, you drive different. Leave the car parked. Only #DriveSober.

said MDT in a Facebook post on Wednesday.

Montana law prohibits driving while impaired by marijuana. It is illegal to operate a motor vehicle with 5ng/ml or more THC in your blood. With sufficient evidence of impairment, a person can be convicted of DUI with a THC level below 5 ng/ml. The law also applies to registered cardholders with Montana’s Medical Marijuana Program.

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Driving under the influence of marijuana in Montana could lead to hefty fines and even jail time. On the first conviction, the fine is $600-$1,000, and that doesn't include court costs.

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Honestly, we got a good laugh. We're happy to hear that the people working at the Montana Department of Transportation have a great sense of humor. Remember, driving under the influence of marijuana isn't worth the risk to yourself or others. You're much safer binge-watching Netflix and eating a bag of Cheetos.

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