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Washington State University researchers are in need of volunteers for a study to develop a breathalyzer that detects marijuana use.

Under Washington law, drivers with five nanograms of active tetrahydrocannabinol, also referred to as THC, in their bloodstream can be prosecuted for driving under the influence. Research Assistant and City Councilor Nathan Weller said the research team felt there was a tremendous need for quick-response detection technology.

“We’re trying to create a roadside tool for law enforcement and businesses to detect if someone is inebriated or under the influence of marijuana… This is cutting edge – there is nothing in the world like this,” explained Weller.

Volunteers must be at 21-years-old to meet the legal age for marijuana use. Participants will begin with preliminary testing which includes a blood test and a mouth swab. Weller said volunteers will then purchase marijuana of their choice from a state-licensed retail store and smoke it privately in their own home.

To avoid anyone driving under the influence, Weller said taxi cabs will pick up the volunteers from their homes and bring them to the hospital for secondary testing. Participants are also highly encouraged to partake in a standard sobriety test conducted by local law enforcement.

If this study is successful, great progress will be made in the marijuana industry according to Weller.

“Law enforcement and businesses are struggling to enforce a no drug policy in legalized states. Often times, they have to wait for test results. This tool helps both government agencies and businesses get fast results to determine who is in fact under the influence,” explained Weller.

Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have passed legislation legalizing for medical marijuana usage while eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.

“There are so many applications for this type of technology, not just in the States, but across the world,” said Weller.

The study will take place the last two weeks of May and continue through the first two weeks of June. To join the study, contact Nathan Weller at (509)-432-1943 or by email at nathan_weller@hotmail.com

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  1. u are a punk ass bud smoker if u go to this trail. once again its a tool that doesnt take into account the proven scientific process of TOLERANCE!!!! this will turn into a tool that will put more innocent people in jail. If you are driving around stoned out of your absolute mind then yes you deserve a DUI. They are supposed to prove that you are intoxicated but all they would have to do is lie and say whatever they want and then point to their tool that says you are “intoxicated” according to the law. I’m also not sure if this tool could ever work 100% of the time a 100% accuracy because even if it was 99.8 right that is still not good enough. Once again, you have got to be a PUNK to be in this trial just to earn some chump change. disgusting

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