Sayreville Police Chief John Zebrowski says that he is concerned traffic accidents could go up under so-called "drugged driving."
"Marijuana is not a benign drug. There are negative consequences and as a result of that our concerns are great. In particular, how it’s going to impact our neighborhoods,” Zebrowski says.
The chief says that what is difficult for police officers is that they will need to measure impairment and not possession during a traffic stop. There is currently no strong means of testing for marijuana impairment, like a Breathalyzer can test for alcohol.
But members of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association say that tests are in the works.
“Right now Kentucky and Nebraska are working on oral fluids testing, which seems to be very accurate and efficient,” says Dara Service.