Massachusetts Court Considers Marijuana Field Sobriety Tests

Last month, the Massachusetts Supreme Court considered a case to determine whether traditional field sobriety tests, like those used to detect drunk drivers, can also be admissible as evidence of marijuana-impaired driving. Massachusetts recently joined a growing number of states to legalize recreational marijuana use.

The state presented evidence of four new studies that show a connection between roadside tests and marijuana-impaired driving. There is no indication when the court may issue its final ruling, but the interpretation may have implications for other states where recreational marijuana is legal, including Colorado.

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