New York Marijuana Legalization Study Part 2 of 3

NY Marijuana Legalization Study Part 2 of 3 Yesterday I posted a blog about the recently released NY Marijuana Study.  I covered some basics and the health analysis and impacts of legalizing recreational marijuana in New York.  Today’s post is part 2 of 3 and will cover criminal justice and public safety.  I will also cover the economic effects of legalization of recreational marijuana in New York.  You will recall that the report’s conclusion was that it is “less of a question of whether to legalize but how to do so responsibly.” NY Marijuana Legalization and Criminal Justice and Public Safety Driving Impaired: The NY Marijuana report goes into great detail about the impact of marijuana arrests on the population.  One of the most interesting, is the rate of intoxicated drivers. In 2007, 8.6% percent of drivers tested positive for marijuana derivatives. Six years later that increased half again as much to 12.6%.  At the same time, the percentage of drivers testing positive for alcohol declined from 12.4% to 8.3 percent. Interestingly, the rate of intoxicated drivers stayed nearly the same (21% to 20.9%) over that time period,  A fair share of the population was driving on hooch…