How To Test For Marijuana Like A Breathalyzer DUI Test

by dave on March 11, 2013

In the recent legalization of the use of medical marijuana for certain medical conditions and patients, some of you may be curious how one is to tell if, say, under the influence of medical marijuana, it can be possible to test your own ability to drive without putting yourself or others on the road at risk. If you are curious about other information about drug-impaired driving. Even more detailed information may also be obtained by referring to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.

275px-BafometroWith that in mind, you may be wondering if it could be as simple as blowing into a simply device like a breathalyzer. Read on to learn more about how to test for marijuana like a breathalyzer DUI test.

Development of a marijuana breathalyzer

At this present time, a marijuana breathalyzer is not available for law enforcement to use on suspected individuals. However, recent years have actually seen technology gurus working on a drug test that could be used like a simple breathalyzer in order to detect if a driver is actually under the influence of marijuana. The Week reports that this type of test may already be in the prototype stages.

Normal DUI breathalyzers

Normal breathalyzers are only designed to detect alcohol in a person’s system. As such, these tests cannot be used to determine if a driver is under the influence of marijuana if pulled-over by law enforcement officials for a suspected DUI. The aforementioned tests that are still in the development stages, however, may be able to accurately do just that. Some groups believe that even if these tests are developed and put into the hands of law enforcement, they may be inaccurate at determining the intoxication level of drivers in regards to their recent use/exposure to marijuana.

If you are facing a normal DUI charge, it is important that you understand these tests in the development stage are not the same as the breathalyzer that was administered to you. IF you feel you need important legal advice about your case, please contact the law offices of Christopher J. McCann. He is an Orange County DUI lawyer who can help guide you in the right direction. Or find a local drug DUI lawyer in your area to assist you.

Accurate tests for marijuana in an individual’s system

Accurate tests to find marijuana in an individual’s system include blood, urine, or hair sample tests. If you are asked by law enforcement officials to submit to one of the above mentioned tests because you are suspected of being under and/or operating a vehicle under the suspicion of marijuana, you must comply. Failure to comply with law enforcement in such situations may result in a suspension of your driver’s license.
If you are a resident of Orange County or Los Angeles counties and you believe you have been wrongly accused of any kind of DUI, or want professional criminal law advice, contact Christopher J. McCann’s. He will help you to construct a case for your specific situation, no matter what that may specifically be. Give Chris a call toay or follow his blogs for additinal legal advice. See my related post on marijuana breathalyzer.

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dave March 11, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Hard to see how this test will really work, and be able to distinguish between active and inactive THC.
Of course states like Arizona don’t actually care if you are impaired, they are happy to convict you for having smoked weeks ago.
The field of DUI-marijuana defense has a fascinating future.


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