Marijuana Breathalyzer Invented
Updated: Thursday, June 19 2014, 05:53 PM CDT
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A former Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) officer helped invent a marijuana breathalyzer, according to CTV.
Kal Malhi told the Canadian news agency that people smoke marijuana and drive with little fear that they will be caught.
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"People are becoming very afraid to drink and drive nowadays because they feel that they will get caught and charged, but they're not afraid to drug and drive because they don't feel that law enforcement will do anything about it," he said.
Malhi and Dr. Raj Attariwala, a Vancouver radiologist, said they invented the Cannabix Breathalyzer because current methods, such as swab tests, to catch drivers under the influence are not very effective.
The breathalyzer is still patent pending.
The Daily Beast is reporting that it may be coming to the United States in addition to Canada, since its inventors are planning to present it to the National Highway Traffic Safety Authority.