Teri P. Moore is a policy analyst and editor at Reason Foundation.
Moore served two years in the Peace Corps in Africa before settling on a career in law enforcement as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and then as a patrol officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. As a police officer, she worked narcotics and was a certified Drug Recognition Expert Instructor.
Moore is author of The Secular Homeschooler, a book about teaching kids independence, critical thinking and character.
She has a B.A. in English from Evergreen State College.
Some people have claimed that the recent increase in homelessness in Colorado and Washington is a consequence of a “green rush” to these states following legalization.
Drug recognition expert officers are in the best position to decide whether or not the driver is actively impaired by THC.
Marijuana legalization is chipping away at the social and personal harms of dangerous drug use more effectively and vastly less expensively than the failed War on Drugs.
For narcotics units, success is not measured in crime but in kilos.
Now that several states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana, police have to come up with a strategy for determining when drivers under the influence of marijuana are impaired.