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Impaired is Impaired

It’s a good article on lessons learned in Colorado and Washington on their efforts to legalize and tax marijuana but I have to question this:

States that legalize pot need a plan in place for how officers determine whether drivers are impaired by marijuana. After legalization, simply sniffing pot in a car or seeing a joint on the seat isn’t enough to haul someone to jail.

via Legal weed states have lessons to share – US News.

Why do they have to learn how to determine if someone is impaired by marijuana? If they are impaired they are impaired and it shouldn’t matter whether the reason is marijuana, alcohol or sleep deprivation. Impaired is impaired and a safety hazard for us all. Isn’t it?