Research closing in on devices to detect 'high' driving
from By Denise A. Valenti
The ability to detect driver impairment due to marijuana with a simple biologic test similar to the breathalyzers used for alcohol is almost here. The products under investigation are targets for late-night comedians, but the need is serious. The state of Washington has had legal recreational marijuana now for two years, and the latest traffic safety data shows the rate of drivers involved in fatal crashes while impaired from cannabis doubled from 2010 to 2014.
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