UCSD Seeks Test for Drivers High on Marijuana

UC San Diego will try to develop a faster, better way to determine whether drivers are high on marijuana through a study prompted by the possibility that California voters will approve the recreational use of pot in November.

The $1.8 million project was commissioned by the Legislature, which said sobriety tests currently used by law enforcement aren’t ideal for spotting drivers impaired by marijuana.

Researchers at the university plan to use driving simulators to study people’s behavior while they’re high on pot and formulate sobriety exercises that motorists would have to pass on a hand-held device, such as an iPad.

Studies of this type are uncommon in the United States.

– Read the entire article at The San Diego Union Tribune.