Formats in the legalization of marijuana
The use of cannabis both legally and illegally and even for medicinal and recreational purposes has been going around all across the different parts of the world for many years now. Of late, countries such as Canada, Mexico, Georgia, Uruguay, and South Africa have made it legalized the public consumption of marijuana for recreational reasons up to a certain limit. While studies show that there the United States has adopted a hybrid model for its legalization of the consumption of marijuana for recreational purposes. It is available in its 36 states to be used for medical purposes and across 17 states including the District of Columbia for recreational aspects.
The challenges post-legalization
Although the motive behind the legalization of the consumption of marijuana for recreational reasons has been made to stop the black market from growing and reaching it illegally into the hands of minors yet there are still challenges. Marijuana is surely one of the commodities that have been greatly contributing to the nation’s economy. It was also one of the major industries even during the Covid lockdown worldwide, to hold the economy together. The challenges that have been found and have been growing increasingly are that more people are found driving vehicles after consuming them. Since it has the ability to impair the ability of driving, it is leading to more fatal accidents.
Even after making it illegal to drive a vehicle under the influence of marijuana, the cases of such drivers have been at an uprise. It surely has been one of the most common reasons for bringing fatal accidents all across the world and in the United States as well.
Marijuana Intoxication Testing
The sobriety tests on the field or the marijuana intoxication testing have always been strict but due to a lack of proper devices, many offenders managed to get away with it much more comfortably. In the US the police have also started making the FST tests when they suspect a person to be under the influence of the substance while driving. Reports state that visual testing is not the appropriate diagnostic approach in the case of marijuana impairment and mixed reports came for the other forms of testing such as oral and inhalation.
A few methods for marijuana intoxication testing
There have been a few methods for marijuana intoxication testing that have been going on in the United States and elsewhere too. Some of them are:
- Hair, urine, and sweat
Although these are not the exact determinants of the tests, somehow these have been put into practice. Even though the pathology sample still has a chance of bringing out the traces of marijuana present in the system but hair and sweat have failed to provide conclusive evidence in court.
According to current technology traces of THC are detectable in the blood sample for only up to five hours after the inhalation. It can still be found for up to twenty-two hours if the marijuana has been consumed orally. Although testing the blood sample is the most prominent method of determining the THC level yet there lies various loopholes in the interpretations and analysis of it as well.
- Fluid from the mouth
Testing the fluid from the mouth is the most common of all these testing and it is done right at the roadside. Many countries such as Canada, Australia, and Belgium have been practicing this same method for detection.
- Breath exhalation
This THC test is conducted for collecting aerosol particles over the fluid lining of the lungs. This too has been one of the most common on-site practices followed by many countries as well. It helps to ret the results in minutes through the airspace in the lungs.
Although these have been one of the major forms of detecting marijuana intoxication testing through chemical means, all of these have been almost proven to deliver an average result. Sometimes on the spot testing such as through the fluid in the mouth and even a breath exhalation test, has led to the question of the credibility of the officer on duty. Keeping all these factors in mind Gaize, Inc. has come up with a more accurate form of marijuana intoxication testing method that fits within the budget too. Even though presently the officers of the law have the access to it but later it shall be spread out to business as well. The device is known as Gaize that operates accurately using modern technological support.
Gaize automated drug recognition device with expert eye tests and video evidence
Gaize is more like a headset that comes with binocular cameras of high resolution. While running the DRE eye test, it records the eye movements and delivers you the exact data and the video recording of the accused person. The test results are a hundred percent accurate and more reliable than other tests because it is machine-made and the recording and analysis of the report of the test are also provided.
Through this test, the multiple movements of the eyes are noted based on the pupillary dilation, horizontal, and vertical gaze along with convergence lack too. This test brings more correct evidence to make a fair decision. This simple and robust device provides objective evidence by reporting the correct behavior of the eyes. The manufacturers have observed that the law enforcement officers have been put into question on the driving test of the accused and there was no substantial evidence to back them.
To resolve this issue they have come up with this that delivers accurate results and also gives data support to the DRE eye tests. This data is also backed up and saved for future needs and reference. The test results can even be downloaded very at any time and from anywhere too, helping to make decisions with confidence. Not only this device has greatly helped to bring accurate results to the forefront but it also made the task a lot easier and more impactful easier for law officers too.