Measuring Colorado’s “great experiment” with marijuana


Source: CBS News

We’re far from CLEARING THE SMOKE over recreational marijuana use. A new federal policy announced this past week takes a tough line. It’s a challenge to states that have legalized use, including, most recently, the biggest state of all. Our Cover Story is reported by Barry Petersen:

“I’ve never experienced the spectrum of talking to cops while high,” laughed Alex. “So I’m like, ‘This is gonna be pretty cool!'”

It’s a sign of marijuana’s growing acceptance. During the Drug Wars in the 1980s and ’90s, stoners were afraid of cops. But at this workshop held in Sacramento, volunteers are showing law enforcement what it looks like when they’re too high to drive.

It’s illegal to drive under the influence of marijuana, but there is no definitive roadside test for impairment — no breathalyzer as for alcohol, so an arrest


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