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San Diego Implements Routine Mouth Swab Checks To Monitor Driver’s THC Levels

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San Diego Implements Routine Mouth Swab Checks To Monitor Driver’s THC Levels

If you’re too high to drive, be prepared to get pulled over, but how?

San Diego has implemented a mouth swab check to see if drivers are driving while “high.” According to the Los Angeles Times, the San Diego Police Department is using a testing method to establish possible drug intoxication  that has gotten mixed marks elsewhere.

This poses an issue, considering the state of California legalized marijuana last year. The department’s two Dräger DrugTest 5000 machines tests oral mouth swipes for the presence of marijuana, cocaine, opiates, methamphetamine, amphetamine, methadone and benzodiazepines.

The Foundation for Traffic Safety reported last year that its research found that the claim that blood tests could show THC impairment “cannot be scientifically supported.”

Since the new “weed” law is not clear on what levels of THC is acceptable and what is not, this test could be easily misused by authorities.

What do you think about this new THC check, socialites?

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