smokedpeppers wrote: moe. wrote: smokedpeppers wrote:Police Have a New Mouth-Swab Test to Check if Drivers Are Under the Influence of Marijuana or Other Drugshttp://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-m ... story.html
have been in some bars in missouri, back in the 90's, what had these pill packets that would allegedly
knock your alcohol level down .
i have no idea how, or, if that worked, but assuming it did, you'd think there's a reasonable facsimile to counter this .
I don't see how this test proves impairment. As we've all known forever, you can have it in your system and not be under the influence because it takes a long time to exit the body. For people like myself that use it daily, it is always going to be in the system. Fortunately, I've never seen a DUI checkpoint in my part of Oregon.
i don't know, perhaps the swab is just a indicator, a blood test would be next??
a friend last year went through this hoop jumping . pennswoods is a zero nanogram state and allegedly it takes 8hrs. for thc to clear the blood, his class tough . i would think that to be rule of thumb??, as well, i'm a daily toker .
I still don't understand what they are going to be able to detect in the blood that indicates that someone is actually under the influence. It is my understanding that it stays in the blood much longer.
This is taken from WedMD: "In general, blood testing for marijuana (THC) is performed to measure impairment, such as in driving while under the influence cases. Some experts say marijuana is detectable in the blood for up to a week among regular smokers."
So if that is true, a person that tokes daily could take a couple days off and still test as being under the influence. And there is no way to prove one way or the other whether that person took a break or not. It sounds like a good lawyer could be necessary.