Device aims to help measure THC impairment

THC breathalyzer is being developed in Massachusetts

A biomedical company in Bedford is using technology originally designed to ensure that astronauts on the International Space Station have clean and pure air to develop a breathalyzer test that can detect THC. According to reporting from CBS Boston, Dr. Scott Lukas from MacLean Hospital is overseeing a group of scientists with the hopes that the project with Vox Biomedical will result in a tool that law enforcement could use in the future to detect marijuana impairment. Even if the device is able to detect the presence of marijuana metabolites law enforcement would likely face an uphill battle attempting to use the results to prove guilt in a Massachusetts court of law. Experts have so far been unsuccessful in establishing a scientifically proven methodology that can accurately and objectively measure marijuana impairment.

Find the full story from CBS Boston on their website here: