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NJ marijuana legalization: Prominent lawmaker has ‘major concerns’ about stoned driving

By Jerry Carino

A prominent New Jersey legislator foresees a wreck for Garden State motorists, and their wallets, if marijuana is fully legalized without better safeguards against stoned driving.

It’s well-chronicled that weed’s potency has risen over the years, and Senate Republican Whip Joe Pennacchio told Gannett New Jersey he has “major concerns” about how that plays out on the roads if marijuana use surges upon legalization.

Unlike the breathalyzer for alcohol, there is no reliable and cost-effective field test for police to assess the impairment level of marijuana-using drivers.

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