Roadside drug testing hits roadblock in Canada
It’s been a little over a year since the first roadside drug testing devices hit the streets. And Draeger Safety Canada, the company that makes the one of two used in Canada, is declaring it an unqualified success.
Kyla Lee got together with a number of experts – a former cop, a pharmacist, and a toxicologist – to perform her own study. One subject tested positive for opiates after eating poppy seeds. Another subject tested positive for THC after taking some lab-tested CBD oil.
The Draeger is one of two devices approved for roadside tests in Canada. The other, known as the Abbott SoToxa, is “arguably more accurate,” says Lee. But it also comes with its own set of problems. The device is meant to be used while resting on a flat surface.
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