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Companies Race To Develop Marijuana Breathalyzer

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posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:30 PM
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originally posted by: Skywatcher2011
This is true that smoking marijuana delays reaction times and is considered by some to be a "medicine".
Thoughts?


It also makes people drive like a little old granny.




posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:31 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: crayzeed
Just one easy question, has there been ANY INDEPENDENT UNBIASED tests done on how marijuana affects driving capabilities?


Um... Someone just like me that I know really well drove 750,000+ miles without putting a scratch on the car.

That individual exercised quick reaction times and avoided some bad drivers that weren't paying attention.

So I can say those experiments showed it to be pretty damn safe.

No further comments.


hey I know that guy too.

I know this other guy who when completely sober drives like a maniac, he is impatient , always jumping in and out of lanes because he hates slow drivers.

If he smokes a joint and drives he ends up behind a semi in the far right lane for 10 miles and doesnt even care.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:33 PM
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posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:43 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I don't mind the idea of testing drivers who may be dangerously impaired but this test could probably be beaten by a quick mouth rinse or scope breath strips...



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:45 PM
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From what I hear it only goes back 48 hours.

I don't know if there are any ways to change the reading.

I suppose you could experiment with a big enough group and find the baseline measurements 2-4 hours after smoking and go from there.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: MisterMcKill
a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Currently, if you are suspected, you get a drug test. If you have smoked in the past month, you will probably fail. That is grossly unfair. At least this way cops can bust people that are actually driving while high... in theory. In practice, they abuse everything. Give them an inch...


And once it's legal to smoke in Canada, the court system is likely to be so plugged up if they do random road side tests. They've set the allowable blood amount so low, that even any medical users would not ever be allowed to drive. If a persons metabolism is sluggish, or they're overweight, it can take three or four months to get the blood ng down to an allowable amount to drive.
Hopefully they get that figured out, and figure out something that doesn't pull 75% of drivers off the roads and into court....



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:49 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

People have been driving DUCI some 50+ years.

Now they are just starting this?



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:50 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

If it works like urinalysis, a person wouldn't be able to drive for weeks.... maybe even months after smoking.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:51 PM
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I demand studies before we talk about adding another life wrecking law for profit to the books.

I have had my life wrecked enough by pot laws.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:55 PM
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originally posted by: Illumimasontruth
a reply to: Skywatcher2011

I don't mind the idea of testing drivers who may be dangerously impaired but this test could probably be beaten by a quick mouth rinse or scope breath strips...


lol, the test can definitely be beaten by using mouthwash.

just gotta hope the cop that pulls you over doesn't smell it on your breath, is all... since they obviously know it messes with the test and will just get you to drink some water and wait 5 minutes before testing you again.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7

What will they do when cars drive themselves?



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:58 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash

originally posted by: crayzeed
Just one easy question, has there been ANY INDEPENDENT UNBIASED tests done on how marijuana affects driving capabilities?


Um... Someone just like me that I know really well drove 750,000+ miles without putting a scratch on the car.

That individual exercised quick reaction times and avoided some bad drivers that weren't paying attention.

So I can say those experiments showed it to be pretty damn safe.

No further comments.


You might be totally fine for driving on it, but not everyone else is.
There are people like my daughter, who get stoned, then accidentally back up into my garage door.
Everybody's different is my point I guess.

On hindsight, my daughter also smashed into a huge tree on the lawnmower- sober.

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posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 12:59 PM
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An officer needs "Probable Cause" to initiate a traffic stop.

Maybe We can privatize the prisons/jails and enact more laws under the guise of "Freedom" oh wait...

This test would certainly be quicker than the "I called the canine officer over so We can go on a fishing expedition through Your gear..."



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:07 PM
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a reply to: Hewhowaits

Its a tolorance thing with cannabis.

Someone who doesn't use it much will definitely be impaired, with slow reaction times and poor decision making skills.

But for someone who uses it daily, it generally doesn't effect there driving ability at all.

Thats why in a fair society a legal medical user would be exempt from being tested...
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posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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originally posted by: muzzleflash
a reply to: Mandroid7

What will they do when cars drive themselves?


Probably just raise property taxes. I am trying to buy a new car but the 100k denali the cops drive in my town isn't enough, they raised my property taxes 1500 a year just for the police.

I get no tickets, but I get to pay them $125 more per month now just 'cause.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:10 PM
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Just use a big bag of m&ms (peanut) to see if they have the munchies.



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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a reply to: testingtesting

Lol

"Excuse me sir, I just wanted to see if you wanted this giant Wawa mango slushie?"

"Oh my god, yum!"

"Outa the car now son!"



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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Now that marijuana is legal in Washington State, the police have started taking the idea of marijuana DUI's more seriously. A lot of the medical marijuana crowd are a bit upset about this. I smoke, although I don't drive high, it is good to know about the breathalyzer test coming out.

I will need to do research to see how long I should wait to drive after I smoke. I have a high tolerance, so even if I felt completely fine, it is possible I would still fail a breathalyzer.

I am very curious about this breathalyzer. As some posters have said, could it pick up marijuana on the breath after the effects of being stoned wear off? Like even a day later? How accurate is this going to be?
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posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: Mandroid7


Me: "Yeah, Uber™ guy, this is Jim again... I'm going to need a ride..."

Uber™ guy : "Hi, Jim again.. Where are You?..."

Me: "I'm at the bar, I was going to drive home as I've only had 7 beers and 4 shots, but I've been here since You dropped Me off at 7:30 this morning.. So I'm not 'taid' but in the booth next to Me I saw 2 guys using marihuana and I smelled some..."

Uber™ guy: "okay, I'm on the way..."

Me: "Oh yeah, get some papes and a lighter.. Orange ones..."



posted on Dec, 29 2017 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: muzzleflash

You're right. It seems all the studies I see say pot will barely slow your reactions down. I don't believe it does. They say when you drive around on cannabis you slow down a little bit to compensate for your slowed reactions because you know your baked. Driving drunk is 1000 times worse. You lose control of most everything when you're drunk.
Now I can find plenty of biased studies paid for by the government , prison industry, and drug companies that disagree with me. Too bad you almost never hear the truth on tv and radio. Free speech is tough to come by unless your a millionaire or youre parroting our governments stance of b.s. There's a video of Ron Paul talking about driving under the influence of mj that I thought was good. I would link it if I were smarter.



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