Everyone Wants A Marijuana Breathalyzer But No One Knows If That's Possible

Right now it’s impossible to accurately enforce stoned driving laws, because there is no roadside test that can determine whether a driver is actually high.

Which is why many of the people checking out the Cannabix Technologies booth at the Marijuana Investor Summit in Denver last month were thrilled. Here, finally, in a hotel ballroom littered with men in suits hawking useless apps and grow-house accessories, was a product with real potential: a marijuana breathalyzer.

As medical and recreational marijuana become legal in more and more places, the need for an easy way to determine whether someone is acutely stoned, meaning high at the moment of testing, has become all the more imperative. For example, although stoned driving numbers are not tracked nationally, Washington has reported a significant increase in drivers testing positive for THC since the state legalized marijuana in 2013. Cops need to know if drivers are too...

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