Southern Idaho law enforcement is up in arms about a marijuana dispensary opening in mid-September in the nearby border town of Jackpot, Nevada. Discussions with Nevada’s Elko County leaders to prevent the opening of Jackpot’s new 24/7-365 weed convenience store were unsuccessful:
â€¦ Similar to alcohol, marijuana is an intoxicant. It slows reflexes and impacts coordination, Twin Falls County Sheriff Tom Carter said. [â€¦]
Deputies have been sent to drug recognition school and have training in spotting drivers operating under the influence of marijuana, he said.
“I have a good team of deputies,â€ Carter said. â€œIf there is an issue, they will deal with it as they always have.â€
After the grand opening of the dispensary, he expects law enforcement agencies to have increased patrols along U.S. Highway 93.
â€œAnyone engaging in illegal behavior should be aware they risk attracting attention from law enforcement,â€ Idaho State Police said in a statement.
Really? A “drug recognition school” for spotting drivers under the influence of marijuana? Is spotting the drivers even possible? Does this mean passengers under the influence will also be spotted?