Alcohol breathalyzers that test a person’s blood alcohol content (or BAC) are very effective and helpful tools for law enforcement officers. These tools determine whether a driver is drunk and if they need to be apprehended. However, there isn’t a comparable tool that can tell if a person is under the influence of marijuana. Law enforcement typically has to rely on blood tests, which do not yield immediate results, and are not very easy to administer when someone is pulled over on the side of the road.

Luckily, researchers are working on a solution to this problem. They are in the process of developing a breathalyzer for marijuana. Since more and more states are legalizing medical marijuana, now more than ever, these breathalyzers are needed for law enforcement officials. The device would test for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what makes people feel “high” when they smoke or ingest marijuana.

As research continues and more breakthroughs in marijuana breathalyzers happen, we’ll continue to update you on the news via our blog. You can also learn about DUI education and similar topics by reading our blog posts. For information about what to do after you’ve received a DUI (alcohol or drug-related), please contact us today.

Source: Fastcompany.com

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