Re: (‘City’s top cop backs ban on smoking cannabis in public,’ Sept. 26):
No kidding. You can’t drink alcohol or walk around with open liquor in public, either.
Medical cannabis has long been legally available, so legalizing recreational cannabis will require similar regulations and laws.
Alcohol does trump the legalization of cannabis, though, because enforcement of impaired driving by breathalizer testing will get drunk drivers off the roads.
As there is not yet a device with the proven accuracy of a breathalizer for roadside testing of drivers using cannabis, officers will have their hands full to prove impairment.