Technological Advances Help Better Regulate the Growing Cannabis Market (Big Spring Herald)

Technological Advances Help Better Regulate the Growing Cannabis Market

Since sixteen states have now fully legalized the use of cannabis products for both medical and recreational use, a major concern over cannabis abuse revolves around operating a vehicle while impaired. The National Institute on Drug Abuse highlighted that marijuana was the most common illicit drug found within the bloodstream of drivers who were involved in vehicle accidents, including fatal ones.

UF startup Cannabix Technologies just announced that the USPTO has granted a patent for its Cannabis Drug Detection Device. Cannabix Technologies is on the forefront in research and development to create point-of-care breath testing technologies for the detection of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of marijuana that causes impairment.

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