MARIJUANA BREATH TEST IN THE WORKS

December 1, 2014

A team at Washington State University is working on a breath test that help police officers identify drivers under the influence of marijuana.

David Kosmecki, Justin Klitch Since the state of Washington legalized recreational use of the drug in 2012, there has been much concern regarding stoned drivers.

The device that Washington State University is currently working on will be able to detect the presence of THC (the psychoactive agent in pot) on a person’s breath, but not necessarily the amount present.

The current legal amount in the state of Washington is 5 nanograms of active THC per milliliter of blood.

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