420 with CNW – Oklahoma Could Soon Pioneer Marijuana Breathalyzer Use

May 29, 2020 04:20:40

In the coming months, Oklahoma may be pioneering a pilot program that will greatly influence how driving laws are enforced in regard to cannabis use. The state is currently working on the implementation of a program to conduct marijuana breathalyzer tests which will allow the police to accurately determine who’s driving while high. Last week, Oklahoma’s legislature passed legislation requiring the Department of Public Safety to dedicate $300,000 to pay for the marijuana breathalyzer test kits. The agency will be tasked with coming up with new rules and regulations for the pilot program.

One issue that has stood in the way of legalization is the fact that there is no accurate test to see how much fresh cannabis is in someone’s system, denying law enforcement the ability to weed out who’s driving while high from those who smoked days ago. At the moment, law enforcement can only test for cannabis by testing urine, blood or hair, but unfortunately, cannabis smoked days before will still be present in your system, making it difficult to…


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