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Marijuana legalization to bring more impaired drivers?

Nelson’s chief of police says law enforcement throughout our region is well-prepared for the expected surge in impaired driving should marijuana become legalized.

Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau has promised his government will legalize it.

Chief Wayne Holland says us states that have gone this route report increased impairment.

But he adds we already have officers trained in drug use recognition.

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Holland does not buy the argument that his officers will have more time for other duties following legalization.

That’s because they are not currently allocating an inordinate amount of resources on it anyway.

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