As the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use continues to expand across the country, so does the concern that stoned drivers are putting lives at risk on the roadways.
Hound Labs, a California-based company, has created a device that might help law enforcement detect drivers who are driving under the influence of marijuana.
"We are trying to make the establishment of impairment around marijuana rational and to balance fairness and safety," Hound Labs CEO Mike Lynn told NPR recently.
Nine states and the District of Columbia have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, and 30 states allow its use for medicinal purposes.
How does it work?
The device is housed in a small plastic box about the size of a large cellphone, NPR reported.
If an officer suspects someone may be under the influence, the officer would place a disposable cartridge inside the device and ask the person to blow into the clear tube …