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Engineering360: "Forensic chemist develops marijuana-detecting test strip for law enforcement"

01/07/2020 2:25 PM

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Re: Forensic chemist develops marijuana-detecting test strip for law enforcement

01/09/2020 12:01 AM

Yes, such a test is needed. BUT, 1) it needs to test for inebriation or the inability to reason sufficiently to be able to safely operate machinery or make life altering decisions, and 2) show negative results for people who rely on CBD oil for acute pain relief and other medical conditions.

CBD oil contains trace amounts of THC but will in no way be enough to get someone "high" or even "happy" unless you include the euphoria of not being crippled by excruciating arthritic pain.

Simply sensing the presence of THC would be misleading and dangerous in the hands of a biased law enforcer.

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Re: Forensic chemist develops marijuana-detecting test strip for law enforcement

01/17/2020 10:12 AM

Exactly the issue and I did not see that the test indicates concentration.

Additionally, research needs to be done to establish what THC level is the legal standard for impairment, just like 0.8% is the legal standard for alcohol.

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Re: Forensic chemist develops marijuana-detecting test strip for law enforcement

07/29/2020 4:20 AM

I know that using marijuana oil does not prevent a person from using a vehicle. Cannabis oil does not affect a person’s behavior and emotions because the peripheral nervous system is a pain parameter. Scientists have found combined antibodies to exclude the use of oils for the treatment of the peripheral nervous system.

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