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Marijuana DUIs increase as states legalize

Wisconsin is now bordered by states that allow marijuana to be sold legally.  And local law enforcement agencies are pulling over more people driving under the influence of pot.  Illinois became the latest Great Lakes state to sell cannabis legally for recreational use.  Buyers don't have to be residents to purchase pot, although non-residents can only buy it in smaller amounts.  Door County Sheriff's Department Chief Deputy Pat McCarthy says his officers are arresting more people who've gotten behind the wheel after lighting up.  While there's no breathalyzer that can detect pot use, McCarty says officers are now more adept at determining whether someone has been lighting up.

 In addition to Illinois, marijuana has been decriminalized in Michigan for medicinal and recreational use.  Minnesota allows cannabis for medicinal purposes only and has decriminalized recreational pot.  Chief Deputy McCarty reminds people, however, that even if marijuana is legally purchased in other states the possession and use of it in Wisconsin is still illegal.

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