August 12, 2021 2:42 PM EDT
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Toronto, Canada, Aug. 12, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — As we all know, the evolving legalization of medical and recreational cannabis in the United States and Canada is taking us into uncharted territory. As more laws allow the use of this drug, it is well-worth considering how this will impact the safety of drivers, including whether our current methods of testing for THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, the compound largely responsible for the high that marijuana users experience) are really as fair and relevant as we need them to be. This is no small issue, as studies are revealing that drug-impaired driving is growing in both countries.
Here, then, is the question: when a law enforcement officer at the scene of a crash administers a THC blood-test to see if a driver