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The New Jersey state Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the Drug Recognition Expert protocol for testing drug impairment in drivers. (Photo: Ferencik/Shutterstock) The New Jersey state Supreme Court will consider a challenge to the Drug Recognition Expert protocol for testing drug impairment in drivers. (Photo: Ferencik/Shutterstock)

Cannabis is now legal in 36 states, several territories and the District of Columbia. The recreational use of cannabis is recognized in 18 states plus the District of Columbia. In addition, retail sales of recreational marijuana are expected to start in New Jersey as early 2022, and there is an expectation that states will see more arrests for driving under the influence of that drug.

And with the New Jersey state Supreme Court about to consider a challenge to the Drug Recognition Expert protocol for testing drug impairment in drivers, defense lawyers hope officials throw out that controversial technique.

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