BAN OPEN CONTAINERS OF MARIJUANA IN VEHICLES

By Bob Katzen

The House sent off to a study committee, where it will never be studied and essentially defeated, legislation that would make it illegal to have an open container of marijuana while driving, treating it the same way the state treats open containers of beer and alcohol.

“There has been a surge in drugged driving cases and unfortunately law enforcement officers don’t have all the tools they need to combat this problem,” said Rep. Nicholas Boldyga (R-Southwick). “This bill would’ve assisted law enforcement in doing their job to make our streets safer. This was a commonsense bill, simple and to the point. By sending the bill ‘to a study’ my colleagues are effectively killing it and sending a message that they aren’t serious about keeping our streets safe.”

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