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    A marijuana breathalyzer? New tech could be used in Ohio

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    ROADSIDE WRECKS, FAMILY TRAGEDIES, IN THESE VIOLENT CRASHES, THE MANGLED METAL, CONNECTED TO MARIJUANA AS MORE STATES LIKE OHIO LEGALIZE MEDICAL WEED, AND MANY OTHER GIVE THE OK TO I RECREATIONAL USE, POLICE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT MORE IMPAIRED DRIVING CAUSING DEADLY SCENES LIKE THESE TO MULTIPLY ACROSS AMERIC THROUGH THE SMOKE, THERE’S NOW A CLEARER PATH TOWARD SAFETY TECHNOLOGY THAT COULD GIVE COPS AN IMPORTANT ROADSIDE TOOL

    >> YOU WERE POSITIVE FOR MARIJUANA BEING IN YOUR LUNGS MIKE: ER DOCTOR MIKE LYNN GAVE NBC AN EXCLUSIVE LOOK AT HIS PATENTED NEW DEVICE ONE BILLION TIMES MORE SENSITIVE THAN AN ALCOHOL BREATHALYZER LIKE A DOG’S NOSE, INSPIRING THE COMPANY NAME, HOUND LABS >> IT’S KIND OF COMMON SENSE WE DON’T WANT AN AIRLINE PILOT TO TAKE A BONG HIT AND THEN GET IN THE COCKPIT WE CERTAINLY DON’T WANT PEOPLE TO SMOKE POT AND GET BEHIND THE WHEEL OF A 4000 POUND VEHICLE MIKE WHETHER YOU SMOKE, VAPE OR EAT MARIJUANA, AUTHORITIES CAN CURRENTLY TEST FOR POT BY USING YOUR BLOOD, URINE OR A HAIR SAMPLE

    PROBLEM IS, MARIJUANA CAN STAY IN YOUR SYSTEM FOR WEEKS SO THERE’S NO WAY OF KNOWING IF THAT DRIVER WAS ACTUALLY HIGH AT THE TIME OF THE TRAFFIC STOP A DRIVER BLOWS INTO THIS DEVICE FOR 2 STRAIGHT MINUTES THE BREATH IS COLLECTED IN A CARTRIDGE, AND 10 MINUTES LATER, IT SHOWS IF THERE’S A PRESENCE OF THC IN YOUR LUNGS DR

    LYNN SAYS IT’S SUBJECTIVE, BUT GIVES YOU AN IDEA IF SOMEBODY SMOKED POT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF HOUR I BROUGHT NEWTOWN POLICE CHIEF TOM SYNAN INTO THIS CONTROVERSIAL CONVERSATION >> I GET THE THEORY OF IT, I GET THE CONCEPT, I’M IN FAVOR OF THE PHILOSIPHY THE QUESTION THE NEXT STEP IS GOING TO BE, IS CAN THEY DEVELOP THIS TO A POINT TO WHERE, IT CAN BE USED FOR PROBABLE CAUSE? AND CAN IT BE HELD UP IN COURT MIKE: CHIEF SYNAN SAYS AT A NORMAL STOP IF AN OFFICER FEELS A DRIVER IS IMPAIRED A FIELD SOBRIETY TEST IS CONDUCTED IF FAILED THAT PERSON IS ASKED TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL OR ANOTH FACILITY FOR A BLOOD OR URINE TEST AS WE DISCUSSED EARLIER SINCE THE TIMELINE OF WHEN THAT PERSON USED THE MARIJUNA IS STILL A BIT HAZY, DEFENSE ATTORNEYS CHALLENGE THOSE CASES ALL THE TIME SO HE SAYS IT’S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT

    >> WHERE DOES THE LAW STAND ON THIS? BECAUSE NO MATTER WH TECHNOLOGY IS OR WHAT SOCIETY IS, WHEN IT COMES TIME TO TAKE SOMEBODY’S RIGHTS AWAY WHEN Y ARREST THEM YOU NOT ONLY HAVE TO HAVE PROBABLE CAUSE, BUT YOU HAVE T BE BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT IN THE COURT SYSTEM SO WHERE DOES ALL THAT MATCH U MIKE: THIS TECHNOLGY ISN’T CHEAP BUT HOUND LABS HAS RAISED 65 MILLION DOLLARS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, HOPING SOMEDAY, TO LIGHT A FIRE UNDER A NEW GENERATION OF POT USERS AND SAVE LIVES >> HAVING A MARIJUNA BREATHALYZER THAT, FOR THE FIRST TIME, CAN FOCUS ON THOSE PEOPLE WHO HAVE USED POT IN THE LAST FEW HOURS

    IT TRANSFORMS THE ABILITY IN A FAIR WAY TO DETERMINE WHO’S POTENTIALLY IMPAIRED AND WHO IS NOT MIKE: PLEASE STATISTICS CAUGHT MY ATTENTION IN WASHINGTON STATE, WHERE RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IS LEGAL IN 12% OF ALL DEADLY CRASHES, BETWEEM 2008 AND 2017 THE DRIVER WAS THC POSITIVE VERMONT DE-CRIMINALIZED MARIJUANA IN 201 TO MARIJUANA UP 17

    Source: Youtube

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