Does Smoking Marijuana Really Turn Your Tongue Green?
March 17 is Saint Patrick’s Day – a day of parades, pubs, and partying for both Americans of Irish descent and those without a drop of Irish in them at all. It’s a day where festivities abound, everyone is invited to have a good time, and everything is green! Green is everywhere you look on Saint Patrick’s day – green beer, green shamrock decor, and of course, you can’t forget the green most everyone is wearing. And if your tongue is as green as everything else on Saint Patrick’s Day, that definitely means you must have been smoking marijuana… right?
Wrong. There are many possible reasons your tongue might be green. Unfortunately, many law enforcement officers believe a green tongue automatically points to pot usage. Because there is no reliable breath test for marijuana, officers will use observations about your appearance and behavior as probable cause to arrest you for driving while high, and yes, this includes the myth of cannabis turning your tongue green. Contact the Don Turner Legal Team if you have been arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana and see how our attorneys can help you with your case.