Cannibuster: Akron Company’s Marijuana Breathalyzer Nearly Ready for Field Testing
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Cannibuster: Akron Company’s Marijuana Breathalyzer Nearly Ready for Field Testing

The handheld device uses a test strip and a saliva sample.

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July 11, 2019

AKRON, Ohio - With medical marijuana now legal in Ohio, and as Illinois is about to become the eleventh state to legalize recreational marijuana, some people are arguing there's a growing need for a product to help police measure the level of impairment during a traffic stop.

"When we started there was one state that had legalized recreational marijuana and my college age students said 'we need to do this, we need to come up with a test for roadside use,'" Kathy Stitzlein of Akron said.

The handheld device uses a test strip and a saliva sample.  It can give law enforcement a reading within fifteen minutes.

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