Pot breathalyzer quest ramps up as legalization looms

'Exceptionally complex' pot molecules make breathalyzer hard to develop

  • Either way, an innovation war worth billions to the victor has been declared over developing a cannabis breathalyzer.
  • No such roadside device exists for cannabis and its psychotropic ingredient THC.
  • From a cop’s perspective, proving someone is high, especially on a small quantity of cannabis, could be more work than it might be worth (though they won’t say that).
  • By Lucas Powers, CBC News Posted: May 22, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: May 22, 2016 5:00 AM ET
  • Cannabis has very different effects on different people, making it difficult to set firm limits on intake levels.

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With recreational cannabis set to be legalized some time next year, those already worried about the increasing rate of drugged driving are concerned things could get dangerous.


Pot breathalyzer quest ramps up as legalization looms

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