A performance test app that is used to spot impairment by cannabis and other substances is being challenged. The app was developed by a neurology professor with the help of a drug recognition expert and an economist. It is used to test drivers for cannabis use, and has a detection limit of 5ng/ml. The app is designed to detect whether a driver is impaired by cannabis or other substances, but does not confirm impairment, as it has a 5ng/ml detection limit. The app is currently being challenged by a drug recognition expert and an economist with a claim that it fails to detect impairment. The expert challenges two aspects of the app, which cannot be tested in court, as they rely on the subjective opinions of the expert and the economist.
A recent test of an app called “CannaBoost” determined that it could accurately determine if a person is impaired by marijuana and/or alcohol through the saliva test. The test is available at https://bit.ly/2QtC8Cf and can be pre-ordered for $20. The test is a simple phone app that analyzes saliva samples, tests for 5 drugs at once, and provides results in a report.
Legal cannabis appears to be safe for drivers.
Although the researchers found prohibitive errors in both the body fluid tests and police observations used to determine impairment, the phone app proved more reliable in determining impairment due to cannabis use.
According to data from a clinical study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, neither subjects’ performance on traditional field sobriety tests nor the detection of THC in their blood are reliable indicators of cannabis-induced disorders. In the meantime, a phone app that allows you to check your sobriety has proven much more effective. DRiving Under the Influence of Drugs (DRUID) is a mobile app for iPhone/iPad and Android devices that attempts to measure a driver’s actual level of intoxication through various tasks and can be used before driving.
A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina evaluated the effects of cannabis use on a series of behavioral and cognitive tests. The participants in the study were infrequent users of cannabis. Subjects smoked cannabis flowers at different concentrations (low THC, high THC or placebo) and consumed THC-containing cakes (10 mg THC, 25 mg THC or placebo).
Cannabis potency is an important factor
Druid is a first-generation app that assesses a person’s performance and reaction time to determine if they are fit to drive, rather than relying on meaningless body chemistry.
The researchers found few behavioral or cognitive changes in performance associated with consumption of low-THC foods, but did find changes associated with consumption of more potent foods. However, the results of subjects in conventional sobriety tests, such as. B. the walk and turn test and the one-legged balance test, which are not very sensitive to cannabis-induced impairment, consistent with previous studies. Similarly, the detection of THC in the subjects’ blood was a poor predictor of cannabis-induced deterioration, a finding also consistent with previous studies.
In contrast, the authors acknowledged that the use of the DRUID mobile device application was highly sensitive to changes in the performance of subjects under the influence of cannabis. NORML has often advocated the use of performance testing as a more reliable indicator of impairment for cannabis exposure.
The researchers concluded that standard approaches to diagnosing cannabis-induced disorders (e.g., THC levels in the blood and field accuracy tests) have serious limitations. There is a need for new biomarkers of cannabis exposure and/or behavioural tests, such as DRUID, that can reliably and accurately detect cannabis-induced impairment in traffic and workplaces.
The full review of the study of cognitive and psychomotor impairment, subjective effects, and THC blood levels following acute oral and vaporized cannabis administration was published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. For more information on cannabis and driving, see the NORML fact sheet Marijuana and Psychomotor Activities.
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