Listen: Marijuana, Colorado And Brooke Allen discussed on 24 Hour News
"Climent lavonia from Taylor talks for from comb to Farmington points in between the news watch never stops on NewsRadio nine fifty. WBZ news time one forty one. Apparently, there was a lot of pot smoking going on in Michigan yesterday with marijuana now becoming legal about has been legal over in Colorado. Now for six years the police chief of Loveland, Colorado, rob Teisser talk with w J's Brooke Allen about some of the challenges. They've been facing over these years. The biggest change for law enforcement is constant changing in laws because when you have certain amounts of marijuana legal in certain amounts of not and all the challenges with how much you can possess and how much he cannot and what ages. Those are a lot of challenges for doctors field to work through ever changing environment. Another thing we deal with this canine sniffs police dogs have been trained sniffer marijuana. So there's challenges around that. But mostly it has to do with the ever changing laws. Some positives that have come out of it. It's reengaged law enforcement to focus more on driving the influence again. So we've been able to use tax dollars out here. Colorado that comes from marijuana taxes train police officers and how to better identify drug impaired drivers. So that's been a positive to get officers trained at a higher level for impaired driving enforcement. Okay. So let's talk about impaired driving. How have you? You know, there's been a conflict about this. And some difference of opinions as far as if this impacts the much like drunk driving. If us have. Seen a rise in fatalities and stuff due to this. Yes, there's more fatally injured drivers and operators in the state now that have key hce in their system than they had prior to the passage of amendment sixty four. So yes, we're seeing more fatally injured drivers with THC in their system. What about has this up to your caseload as far as arrests and prosecuting and everything well in the city that I work in we focused on training every police officer in advanced roadside impaired driving enforcement. So our DUI total arrests have gone up significantly as well as our D Y drug arrest, and that's not just marijuana. That's that's all drugs that affect people's ability to drive safely. So. Injuries stations that have really focused on it. Yes. The increase in DUI arrests are are going up. So if you had one thing to say to Michiganders' this day, what would it be first thing? I would say is related to impair driving, and I think people would keep their communities safer. Stay treat marijuana all other drugs, the same weight, they do is alcohol and that is cannot consume it and drive. So if the law allows the consumption of a particular substance like cannabis, in some cases, that's the will of the voters, but keep it out from behind the wheel that's Loveland. Colorado police chief rob Thais her with WWF as Brooke Allen. So have you gotten any invites on Facebook to take part in these secret sister gift exchange or Blankenship, the director of marketing for Better Business Bureau, serving eastern Michigan says you need to think again, the secret sister gift exchange is a scam. It is a pyramid scheme and pyramid. Schemes are legal. The US postal inspection service says gift exchanges are illegal gambling. And that participants could be subject to penalties for mail fraud Blankenship says while it may seem appealing to receive thirty six gifts from strangers. You also run the risk of identity theft. WWE news time one forty five sports in seconds. The."