Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Michigan could be first state to use roadside saliva test for marijuana use

Under a bill proposed in Lansing, Michigan could become the first state to adopt a roadside saliva test that aims to tell police if a driver is impaired due to consuming marijuana.

Saliva testing is being pushed by a bipartisan group of Michigan legislators and championed by the Michigan State Police. But researchers who’ve studied the test method said results are inconsistent and especially misleading when applied to regular users of cannabis, such as the more than 100,000 Michiganders who are allowed to use medical marijuana.

 Article here. 

This is despite the fact that the Michigan Supreme Court doesn't support the use of random roadside sobriety tests. 

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