Highway safety has a new best friend. With the rising numbers of pot-impaired drivers, retired Canadian Royal Mounted Policeman Kal Malhi developed a breath-analyzing device to accurately measure toxicity and reliably confirm a pot-user’s recent (2-hour) consumption. Pot cops can now read our breath.
Joining forces with Dr. Raj Attariwala, a Canadian radiologist and nuclear medicine physician, and Dr. Bruce Goldberger, a toxicology research scientists and professor at the University of Florida, Malhi and cohorts have patents pending.
With recreational marijuana gaining quasi-legal status in some states, the Canadian inventor may have found a technological fix for the growing weak link in our safety net.
People are not afraid to drug and drive because they don’t feel law enforcement will do anything about it – Kal Malhi
Legal weed has a way of telling us something is askew with our world when one man’s pleasure includes accidently loading up, squealing out and plowing into our neighbors. After years of seeing the costs of abuse splattered on the highways and imploding neighborhoods, Kal worked with Sweden’s Karolinski Institute to develop reliable instrumentation.
In a press release on Monday, West Point Resources Inc announced the finalization of agreement with the developers to license and distribute Cannabix Marijuana Breathalyzer in North America. The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has also given conditional approvals.
Invincibility and the automobile: minds of young drivers
THC levels in today’s pot are roughly 10 times what hippies burned at Woodstock. The pot is different. But a 16 year old kid today is a 10 year old kid in a 16 year old body when he tokes up, plans to impress his frenemies and demonstrate his screeching ferocity, with his pedal to the metal.
Will the Cannabix make any difference? Perhaps, but it won’t happen anytime soon. Marketing and legal infusion may take a year or more.