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Marijuana - Legalized Impairment, Spot Light on Criminal Justice

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As 2013 began, 2 states have legalized marijuana for recreational use and 18 states and the District of Columbia had already legalized medical marijuana. But, before allowing the federal laws to become lost in the rush of political correctness, there are numerous reports and studies that must be reviewed that categorically prove that people under the influence of marijuana are impaired in one or more ways. From these studies we know marijuana users are less safe drivers, less alert employees, and less reliable compared to those who do not use marijuana. The legalization of marijuana is placing the criminal justice program in a tough spot. Can we continue to drug test for a legal substance? And if we do, what happens when someone tests positive? Is there basis in law for sanctions or is legalizing marijuana inadvertently legalizing impairment in the criminal justice market?