Not so dope: Police test first marijuana breathalyzer on Cali drivers
Police in the US have gotten their hands on a marijuana breathalyzer and drivers in California were among the first to be tested –with nationwide distribution planned for next year.
As part of an initial field test, several erratic drivers were pulled over and asked to voluntarily blow into the breathalyzer. Two of the drivers who took part in the test admitted to smoking marijuana in the previous 30 minutes, and delivered a positive reading on the handheld device.
Other drivers who confessed to smoking pot within the previous two to three hours also tested positive – none of whom were arrested, although those who tested positive were not allowed to continue driving.
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“Basically everyone agreed because they were curious,” said Mike Lynn, CEO of Hound Labs, the Oakland-based company who developed the device with some help from the University of California’s chemistry department.
Lynn, who also works as an emergency room doctor in Oakland, California, and a reserve officer with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office, tagged along with officers to assist in the pullovers and testing.
Did you know that a drug conviction can affect your eligibility for federal financial aid? the following is from Boise State.
The below information is provided to all students upon enrollment to ensure that students are aware that drug-related convictions may result in the loss of financial aid.
If you're convicted of any offense under any federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance while receiving federal financial aid you will be ineligible to receive financial aid for the following period of time:
First offense, possession of a controlled substance = one year from the date of conviction.
Second offense, possession of a controlled substance = two years from the date of conviction.
Third offense, possession of a controlled substance = indefinitely from the date of conviction.
First offense, sale of a controlled substance = two years from the date of conviction.
Second offense, sale of a controlled substance = indefinitely from the date of conviction.
It's possible to regain eligibility for federal financial aid before the end of your suspension period if:
You satisfactorily complete an approved drug rehabilitation program that includes two unannounced drug tests.
Your conviction is reversed, set aside, or otherwise rendered void. Contact Us today
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