Lightfoot promises 'reform is here' as she becomes Chicago's 56th mayor
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Police find fault with legal pot: How do you test drivers for it?Legalizing marijuana will add to the already difficult job of convicting stoned drivers, local law enforcement officials say. Driving high is a reality now, supporters counter, and the proposed law will reduce crime.
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