Massachusetts High Court Rules That Drunk Driving Tests Not Valid for Pot

September 21, 2017

  • September 21, 2017 at 1:20 pm
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    I agree, training more officers is key. Data on fatal crashes related to marijuana is messy at best. But the state of Oregon is reporting a lesser increase in the rate of fatal crashes attributed to marijuana compared to their neighbors with legal recreational marijuana. They also have one of the nation’s highest ratios of DRE, drug trained officers–per capita in the entire United States. Massachusetts has one of the lower ratios of officers. Funding to release officers to obtain training is needed. The state of Massachusetts needs at least one hundred more officers in order to compare to Oregon. Decreasing the death rate due to fatal crashes attributed to marijuana — that should be the goal of everyone. It does not matter if one was for or against legal use, it is now here. The safe and responsible use of marijuana is now the right of all adults. Safe use means protecting our roads with more highly trained experts. ONE HUNDRED MORE

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