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The technology for a marijuana breathalyzer is apparently almost ready. Hound Labs, the company making the breathalyzer, says that marijuana is 5x more potent than it was 50 years ago, and people are 3x more likely now to get in an accident after smoking. They say 15 million Americans annually drive within an hour of using marijuana.
The breathalyzer will be able to detect alcohol and marijuana, if its been smoke or ingested within the past 3 hours.
Marijuana is currently legalized for recreational use in 11 states and Washington D.C., 33 states have it legal for medical use.
Black peole are 4x more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession, despite being no more likely to smoke it.
The new breathalyzer could be hitting the streets as early as 2020.
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: Fox Business