Betty Yee Speak Out About Stoned Driving After Car Accident

State Controller Betty Yee is speaking out about the societal impacts of stoned driving weeks after she was rear-ended by a man who was allegedly high on marijuana.

Yee, who opposed Proposition 64, is calling on the cannabis industry and law enforcement to develop strict standards for those who drive under the influence of cannabis.

“Law enforcement is in a bind,” Yee acknowledged. “They can’t test for it… I would hope law enforcement and the industry are having serious discussions.”

They are. And the scientific reality may soon be changing. A company in Oakland says it has developed the first device that can detect whether a driver has consumed marijuana within the past two hours. Officers around the country will begin testing it this fall.

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