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Is There Such a Thing as a Marijuana Breathalyzer?

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In recent years, there has been an effort to create a marijuana breathalyzer, or a reliable breath test to show how much THC (the active ingredient in marijuana that makes you high) is in a person’s body. Companies like Cannabix Technologies and Hound Labs are engaged in a race to come up with a scientifically accurate device that police can use to identify marijuana impairment in drivers. But despite these efforts, progress has been sluggish….
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What Are the Penalties for Getting Caught Growing Weed?

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A hunter in a wooded area north of Waco recently called police after making a big discovery – 13 patches of marijuana growing, nearly 10,000 plants in all. Police say it may be the largest marijuana operation ever uncovered in Hill County. At the site, deputies discovered temporary living quarters, likely used by harvesters, as well as a kitchen and a gathering area. Most of the marijuana was harvested already, but there were still many…
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Is There a Reliable Roadside Test for Marijuana Impairment?

There is no reliable roadside test to measure marijuana impairment. But police are trying to make one. Testing for THC In states like Colorado, there is a THC blood test that law enforcement uses to show “presumed” impairment. The test seeks delta-9-tetrahydrocannibol, also known as THC, in the blood. If a person has more than five nanograms of THC, under Colorado law a court or jury can infer that they are impaired. However, there is…
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