LA cops test the effects of pot on drivers

If California passes Prop. 19, people 21 or older will be allowed to carry up to once ounce of pot and grow up to 25 plants

By PoliceOne Staff

LOS ANGELES — LA Times reporter Steve Lopez wrote a column this week about the LAPD conducting tests aimed at measuring the ways in which marijuana impairs drivers.

California is just weeks away from a vote on Proposition 19 which, if passed, would allow people over 21 years old to carry up to once ounce of pot and grow up to 25 plants in their garden.

Here’s a snippet from the Lopez piece, entitled the Cannabis Chronicles.

“In my youth, I spent more than a few evenings hoping the police weren't keeping close tabs on my activities. So it felt a bit strange last week to have a group of cops paw my marijuana stash and then ask me to get high.”

Read more about the test on the LA Times.

  1. Tags
  2. Drug Interdiction / Narcotics
  3. Traffic Enforcement, Highway Patrol

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