With cannabis legal in two states and more states to follow, there is growing concern that increased access will lead to increased instances of driving while impaired. Cannabix Technologies Inc. recently developed a the world’s first cannabis breathalyzer.
The device is currently in the prototype development stage, and is expected to be used as a roadside tool to help identify drivers that are intoxicated from the use of cannabis. In addition to the law enforcement use, the same technology is being looked at by workplaces to help ensure employees are not performing duties that could be hazardous when under the influence of THC.
While Cannabix Technologies Inc. breathalyzer is a first, it certainly wont be the only cannabis breathalyzer to hit the open market. Competition will most likely develop in this largely untapped ancillary business.