It’s illegal to drive impaired in all 50 states. And whether you’re impaired by marijuana or by alcohol, it doesn’t matter, that’s clearly illegal.
Some companies, particularly in industries involving heavy machinery, are interested in finding a way to control staff use of marijuana, now that it is legal in 10 US states and some countries around the world.
The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Tracking Area has published annual reports every year since 2013 tracking the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. The purpose is to provide data and information so that policy makers and citizens can make informed decisions on the issue of marijuana legalization. View the full report here >
The device uses the breath to measure THC, the psychoactive chemical in pot that makes you high. Lynn told NBC 7 the breathalyzer can accurately detect if someone has smoked pot in the last few hours. – Read Full Article
This report sponsored by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) covers key facts from a February 2018 survey of state highway safety offices on their challenges and strategies for dealing with marijuana- and opioid-impaired driving. Read the full report here>
This report provides updated information regarding the involvement of marijuana in fatal crashes in Washington following legalization of recreational cannabis, including the rise of poly-drug drivers in fatal crashes. The report also includes key insights from other surveys, including Washington’s Roadside Self-Report Marijuana Survey and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance and Healthy Youth Surveys. …
Both [blood and urine] can provide evidence that you’ve been using marijuana — so if possession or use is illegal, then the police might have a case. But if you’re in one of the 29 states that, along with Washington D.C., allow some of kind of pot use, then it’s impairment while driving they’re after.
The device also measures alcohol on the breath, and both Kapetan and Dyer agree it could be the solution to simplify marijuana dui prosecution. -Read Full Article
Dr Mike Lynn of Hound Labs talks about this company’s marijuana breathalyzer and his efforts to make it a useful tool for law enforcement.
Determining whether someone is impaired from marijuana and thus unsafe to drive is challenging. A new marijuana breathalyzer uses scientific advances to measure THC breath within the past few hours, the time period in which the federal government claims is indicative of impairment. Listen to audio here.
Bay Area company develops breathalyzer that can help detect whether or not someone is driving while high
“KRON4’s Maureen Kelly shows the video of a recent road test, which shows what happens once someone under the influence of weed gets behind the wheel.” -Read the full article and watch the video here.