Nearly five years after California voters legalized cannabis, a new state report is recommending a series of changes to better track and test for drivers impaired by marijuana and other drugs.
Those recommendations from the California Highway Patrol’s Impaired Driving Task Force are expected to trigger a series of new and revived bills in the state legislature over the coming months.
The CHP report calls for the state to start collecting and publishing data on the number of drivers arrested or involved in accidents with cannabis and other drugs in their system. There’s currently no central collection point for such data, and no statewide standards for the few city or county agencies that gather such data on their own.
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