Posted on Oct 18, 2019
In spite of the significant impairments created by the consumption of marijuana, field sobriety tests – which are 90% effective in the identification of drunk drivers – can only correctly identify marijuana-impaired drivers between 30% and 50% of the time. Specialty evaluations are available, but they must be completed after a driver’s arrest, not at the traffic stop. Additionally, traditional chemical tests may not identify exactly how impaired a driver is. Luckily for everyone on the road, scientists are creating an answer to this worsening problem: a marijuana breathalyzer.