Back in late October we told you about a marijuana breathalyzer being developed in Wheat Ridge, Colorado to address growing concerns over impaired driving in the state. This past week a new breathalyzer hit the market as pot entrepreneurs previewed their latest products and technologies at the National Marijuana Business Conference.
These breathalyzers go much further than what simple and inaccurate saliva or urine testings are able to by telling law enforcement if you have consumed marijuana within the last 2 hours.
Cannabix Technologies, who developed the breathalyzer, is aiming at marketing the device to law enforcement agencies across the country. Unfortunately for some, the company’s niché market will likely be states that take aim at marijuana users with extremely strict marijuana laws. CEO Rav Mlait said, “We’ll be targeting the states that have zero tolerance for having THC in your system.”
The breathalyzer is still in development stage and plans to hit the market in 2015. Devices of this nature will continue to emerge and evolve in an effort to keep our drivers and our roads safe. It’s safe to say that as changes in marijuana policy sweep the nation, so will the technologies that support the emerging industry.