CANNABIS CULTURE – Studies show driving with weed at the wheel isn’t as dangerous as driving after a round of shots, but in a reality rife with delusion and irrationality, law enforcement officials have promised zero tolerance for mixing cannabis and cars.
Police in the US have gotten their hands on a marijuana breathalyzer and drivers in California were among the first to be tested –with nationwide distribution planned for next year.
Engineers developing a breath-based ketone sampler for diabetics have switched gears to produce a hand-held marijuana breath analyzer just as our federal government begins to explore legalization.
A new invention may soon make it easier for police who pull over risky drivers to test them for marijuana impairment on the spot, in addition to the usual alcohol breath test.
The trend toward marijuana legalization collides with the decades-old road safety push.