Amid discussions of changes to marijuana policy in Maine, growing concerns amongst members of the Healthy Androscoggin community coalition about impact on impaired driving.
LEWISTON – December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month in the United States. A lot of focus of impaired driving prevention over the past two or three decades has been on alcohol. Here in Androscoggin County, the efforts of Healthy Androscoggin, the Androscoggin County Alcohol Enforcement Team, and the community-based substance abuse prevention task force Project Unite! have served to greatly impact drunk driving.
Now, with discussions of marijuana legalization in Maine taking place, increased focus is being put on marijuana-impaired driving and its impact on public safety. Many community members are questioning what impact marijuana legalization in Maine would have on the prevalence of marijuana-impaired driving.