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Hemp Test Bust Is ‘Marijuana’ Shows Massive
Under Bill C , Canada's Impaired Driving Act, the police will gain new powers to demand a saliva sample from drivers, and test that sample for the presence of a variety of drugs. The results of that test will then be used to give the officer the power to arrest a person and subject them to further, more comprehensive, testing at the police station, potentially including a blood or urine sample.
But what does the Draeger DrugTest actually do? And will it be fair to drivers? These questions are as important as the issue of removing impaired drivers from the roadways.
Unfortunately, however, it appears that little thought went into those considerations before the decision to approve this device. The Draeger DrugTest is designed to test for amphetamines, designer amphetamines, opiates, cocaine and its metabolites, benzodiazepines, cannabinoids, and methadone. However, it's unclear from the available literature whether it is THC-specific or testing for cannabinoids as the manufacturer's literature is inconsistent on this point.
Testing for cannabinoids is problematic, because although THC is a cannabinoid, so too is CBD, which is non-impairing and used for its medical and therapeutic effects. In fact, there are cannabinoids in the cannabis plant , and many of the ones present in cannabis marijuana are also present in hemp.
CBD is non-psychoactive and non-impairing. And yet it will show up on the Draeger DrugTest , which means that people using CBD for medical treatment and with no impairment whatsoever will nevertheless be subject to arrest and further drug testing. A device that is not specific to THC will only lead to false arrests, and the prosecution of innocent people with serious medical conditions that cause them to perform poorly on the Drug Recognition Evaluation tests.
The Draeger DrugTest has certain operational requirements. For example, the manufacturer recommends that the analyzer unit be tilted no more than 10 degrees. Operationally, in a roadside stop scenario, this means that police will not be able to conduct the analysis properly on the hoods of vehicles, by holding the unit in their hands, or possibly even on the trunk depending on the slant.
Furthermore, the manufacturer recommends a 10 minute deprivation period from eating, drinking or smoking before providing a sample. The police will likely have to observe individuals for 10 minutes at the roadside before even collecting a saliva sample from them, to ensure they place nothing into their mouths. This becomes a significant concern with Charter rights. The constitutionality of roadside drug and alcohol testing hinges upon the tests being administered quickly.
The law requires that they be conducted immediately. Waiting 10 minutes before taking a sample due to the operational requirements is one thing, but the device also takes a significant period of time to do the analysis. The training video for the device clearly indicates that it takes from one to four minutes to collect enough saliva for the device to be capable of performing an analysis. Moreover, the literature for the device indicates that the entire sampling process takes up to 10 minutes.
This means that in total, a person could be detained roadside for 10 to 20 minutes just to get a sample reading. This is a far cry from the immediate testing contemplated in the early days of roadside alcohol testing. Most of the varieties selected for that have in excess of 0.
The Ninth Circuit said in its opinion that rescheduling of cannabis should be broached. The last legal hemp crop in the United States was grown in in Wisconsin.
That was before the Controlled Substances Act, and under the old Marihuana Tax Act of which established prohibitive taxes for cannabis , there was a more lenient taxation rate for industrial hemp farmers. The distinction was then based on farming methods tall hemp densely planted in rows and end-use, rather than any actual limit on the THC level. Still, the tax was high enough for farmers to abandon the crop, especially in the age of synthetic fibers.
That is, what part of the plant — whole plant or just bud — and how the sample is analyzed, and how competent the lab is. We need cultivars and seed that are adapted to the region they are growing in — for soil and climate and sun exposure.
Reached by phone in November at his office in Ottawa, Dr. Small had this to say when asked how he felt as his idea was taken up by the policy world: Because we in the business of taxonomy try to propose classifications useful to society. But fear-mongering that becomes established in society and legislation is hard to change. Your email address will not be published.
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