Volunteers get high to help officers detect impaired drivers

AUBURN (NEWS CENTER Maine) — With marijuana legal in Maine, police officers worry that more people will drive under the influence of the drug known for slowing reaction times.

While the Maine Criminal Justice Academy presents officers with live, hands-on training for identifying people intoxicated by alcohol, they can not legally do so for marijuana due to federal law, according to assistant director and training manager Rick Desjardins.

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