The “Cannibuster” has been a long time in the making. A roadside marijuana test has been the holy grail of law enforcement for some time now, and researchers at the University of Akron believe they have invented it. Unlike testing for alcohol–which can be done at roadside with a simple breath test–quantifying the amount of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in a driver’s system has required a blood test and a much … Read More
Maryland needs more trained police officers to combat problem, prosecutors say
Maryland prosecutors are concerned that the new law eliminating criminal penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana will result in an increase in “drugged driving” that police are ill-equipped to handle.
“It is inevitable that there will be an increase in drugged driving in Maryland,” Montgomery County State’s Attorney John McCarthy said. “We’d better be ready.”
- Timothy Norris for LA Weekly
A proposal in the state legislature could mean DUIs for drivers who aren’t stoned but who toked a few days ago.
It would also target motorists who have even a trace of such prescription drugs as Ambien, Vicodin or even phentermine, a diet drug, in their systems when they’re stopped by cops who think they’re impaired.
Medical marijuana supporters are aghast. And