With cannabis legalization pushing into more states every year, public safety officials and law enforcement officers alike are still trying to figure out how to detect cannabis in drivers and effectively police cannabis DUIs. In Washington State, where cannabis has been legal since 2012, researchers say that they’re close to perfecting a marijuana breathalyzer, and now they just need some helpful stoners to make sure it works.
According to local Washington CBS station KREM, researchers at Washington State University have put out a call for paid subjects to visit local pot shops, smoke their favorite strains and then let the scientists do a few tests. Basically, it’s the best job in the world.
The WSU professors and research assistants in charge of the study have been looking into a breathalyzer that can detect “acute exposure” to THC since 2010, and the team is confident that they will be able to perfect an accurate roadside test for potentially high drivers.
“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…