This article was originally published on app.com by Jerry Carino on March 22, 2019.
The weed bill doesn’t do enough to help law enforcement police stoned driving. Taxpayers will be left covering the tab.
It’s buried deep in the document, on page 170 out of 176. Then, and only then, does the bill to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey address the elephant on the Turnpike.
Who is paying for the drug recognition experts each community will need to police a projected surge in stoned driving across the state?
After examining the wording of the bill, which became public Thursday, a prominent police chief has an answer.
“I believe it’s going to come from your municipal tax base,” John Zebrowski said.