New Jersey Attorney General Says Law Enforcement Preparing for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

New Jersey Attorney General Says Law Enforcement Preparing for Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told lawmakers legalization would pose challenges for law enforcement.

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April 25, 2018
WBGO.org

New Jersey’s top law enforcement official is preparing for the possible legalization of recreational marijuana in the state.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal told lawmakers legalization would pose challenges for law enforcement.

“How do we assess drugged driving? What’s the metric for it? Do we have enough drug recognition experts to do this job?  Do we have to train up our officers on field sobriety testing procedures? Do we have to have more education and prevention efforts?"

Grewal says law enforcement is also trying to understand how police dogs will operate because they’re not trained to differentiate between marijuana and other drugs.

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