Michigan State Police Launch Roadside Saliva Drug Testing
In more weed news from Michigan, officials are experimenting with testing drivers for driving under the influence of drugs. The Michigan State Police began an experimental one-year program that attempts to determine whether a driver is under the influence. Berrien, Delta, Kent, St. Clair and Washtenaw Counties will be part of the program.
Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) police officers with special training will enforce the program. The DRE will submit a preliminary saliva analysis using a mouth swab for drivers they suspect are driving under the influence. The Alere DDS2 oral fluid test instrument is designed to detect, amphetamines, methamphetamines, benzodiazepines, cocaine, opiates and marijuana within 5 minutes.
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Sessions: Obama Marijuana Policy Remains In Effect
Obama-era guidance that allows states to legalize marijuana without federal interference remains in effect, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Tuesday during a congressional hearing. He also conceded that cannabis is not as dangerous as heroin and that a current budget rider prevents the Department of Justice from prosecuting people who are in compliance with state medical marijuana laws.
"Our policy is the same, really, fundamentally as the Holder-Lynch policy, which is that the federal law remains in effect and a state can legalize marijuana for its law enforcement purposes but it still remains illegal with regard to federal purposes," Sessions said, referring to his predecessors as attorney general during the Obama administration.
Science Says There’s No Such Thing As An ‘Addictive Personality’
People often attribute the disease known as addiction to a person having an “addictive personality.” But scientists disagree with this and call it an old adage. They say it doesn’t hold any weight in the realm of the real problem. So why is it that certain people are more susceptible to addiction than others?
Las Vegas Has a Weed Drive-Thru
LAS VEGAS — People will now be able to buy weed as quickly as a Big Mac in Las Vegas, Nevada now that the city has opened its first drive-thru marijuana dispensary. The unique marijuana dispensary is the first weed drive-thru in the United States and will be open 7 days per week.
The Nuwu Cannabis Marketplace is owned the by the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe and is located downtown on tribal lands. The dispensary opened last Friday and will try to provide quick service in one minute or less for customers who are disabled or elderly and have trouble getting in and out of their cars.
Orders can be place online before customers arrive, speeding up the process and making things more convenient for patients and consumers. Adults 21 and over can legally purchase marijuana in Nevada and can possess up to one ounce of weed provided they have a driver's license or a government-issued identification card.
The drive-thru used to be a $30,000 bank teller window that was sent from Washington state. The window has bullet-proof glass and is equipped with two surveillance cameras.
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