CANADA: As the legalization of marijuana spreads across North America, companies are realizing the need for devices that will ensure safety on the road, after cannabis consumption. Just as breathalyzers exist for alcohol, now a Vancouver-based company has developed just such a machine to detect marijuana up to two hours after it’s been consumed.
The device, from Cannabix Technologies, is still in its prototype stages, however, still has the ability to detect levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in drivers. At the moment, those levels cannot be given in specifics. It is simply a “yes” or “no” response from the device.
While some States have already enlisted legalized “limits” of THC for drivers, the technology needed to read those levels still has to be developed, and it’s companies like the Canadian Cannabix Technologies that will help bring such laws and limits to fruition.