Lansing Michigan Lawmakers To Debate Roadside Saliva Tests For Marijuana Use

MICHIGAN:  Some advocates of medical marijuana say they’ll attend a hearing Thursday in Lansing to oppose bills that would let police use roadside saliva testing if a driver is suspected of being under the influence of marijuana.

But the legislator who sponsored the proposal said opponents missed the point of his bills, whose primary aim is to get repeat intoxicated drivers off the road through better communication among police.

Saliva testing is “not critical to this legislation” although Michigan‘s police officers deserve to have it available, said State Rep. Dan Lauwers, a Republican from Brockway Township near Port Huron.

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