Month: April 2021

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 148

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at one way to get a mistrial or disqualify a bunch of judges. Then we look at certain uses that were not contemplated for a Tickle Me Elmo doll. Finally, we think about all the times we were frustrated while waiting in a drive-thru and feel thankful that at least we had more common sense than one woman.

Follow the jump to learn more about this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!

Weird and Wacky Wednesdays: Volume 147

This week on Weird and Wacky Wednesdays, we look at three cases of unusual legal antics. The first involved a lawsuit over a literal house of lies. Then, we look at why you should always assume that the police are recording you — especially when you are actually in a police station. Finally, we examine a failed excuse for drug possession that was pretty darn creative.

Follow the jump to learn more of this week’s weirdest and wackiest legal cases from around the globe!

Roadside cannabis impairment tests unreliable according to study

cannabis impairment tests might be unreliable

There is new evidence that the current cannabis impairment tests in Canada are unreliable. This is according to an article by the Department of Justice’s National Institute of Justice (NIJ) in the United States.

Police in this country have two ways to test for cannabis-impaired drivers: testing bodily fluids for THC and standardised field sobriety tests (SFST). The NIJ’s study determined that both SFSTs and THC levels in biofluids are unreliable indicia of impairment.

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