In the last couple of weeks the topic of legalizing marijuana has been making some noise in New Jersey. Even though medical marijuana is available for people that suffer from chronic pains, anxiety and other illnesses, the recreational legalization of the drug in the state hasn't happened yet.

This is all a huge confusion because even though marijuana is not legal in the state of New Jersey there are dispensaries. Some of the dispensaries are now even allowed to display their prices.

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Other states that have legalized the drug have noticed an increase in car accidents. Although the blame can't all be put on marijuana, the state of New Jersey is trying to make sure that the car accidents percentage does not increase after marijuana  is legalized. The other question people have is, how do you know when someone is impaired by the drug? At the moment, there is no such thing as a legal limit.  Being able to tell if someone is high is a lot harder than being able to tell if someone is drunk.

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The main concern is if legalizing marijuana will increase the chance of having more traffic accidents in the state of New Jersey or not. Let's hope it doesn't, that is, if it ever becomes legal. New Jersey comes in second out of all 59 states with most drug recognition experts. They are placed right behind California.

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