Driving while high: Legal weed could jam courts with DUI cases, ensnare the innocent, N.J. lawyer warns

by Jan Hefler,

As New Jersey moves to legalize weed, the state may face a new challenge: how to handle driving while stoned.

Critics of a bill to make cannabis legal warn it could lead to more drugged-driving cases and unsafe highways. But lawmakers say heightened police training and drug enforcement will keep the problem in check. Others say arresting people for driving while high and prosecuting could wreak havoc in the courts.

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