ALBANY, NY (WRGB) — They estimate this could being in 375 million dollars a year in revenue. Lawmakers tell CBS 6 they have made an agreement, But critics of legal marijuana are concerned about what this could mean for public safety, specifically about impaired driving. “We have passed the point of legalized cannabis. It’s in New Jersey it’s in Massachusetts,” Governor Cuomo said in a briefing.
The text of the bill hasn’t been finalized yet, but Assembly members say the agreement includes small business incentives for independently-owned dispensaries, a social equity fund to help communities ravaged by the war on drugs. Assembly members tell CBS 6 tax revenue from marijuana sales would help pay for the fund….
Republican State Assemblyman Joe Angelino is a retired police chief. He says it’s hard to find evidence of impairment by marijuana that’s admissible in court, since it’s hard to find out how much is in someone’s system. Read Full Article Here
DUI defense lawyers and judges already know that marijuana impairment evidence is flawed, based on junk science and is inadmissible, in most cases. States can’t even settle on what levels of THC in blood define “impairment”.
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