Tech: Weed breathalyzer
Hound Labs Inc. and the University of California at Berkeley are reportedly working on a marijuana breathalyzer. The device is said to measure THC within one or two blows and will help “determine if a driver is impaired from recent marijuana use.” The device could replace blood and urine tests that can take days. Consider this a fair warning.
Advertising for weed a no-no?
Advertisers and publishers in the Northwest beware: The U.S. Portland Service says running weed ads might be in violation of federal laws. Newspapers were sent a memo that claimed it was illegal “to place an ad in any publication with the purpose of seeking or offering illegally to receive, buy, or distribute a Schedule I controlled substance.” This could have a huge effect for publishers – considering that weed is legal and a growing industry in Oregon and Washington.
Mexico moves forward…
We posted the news back in November on Mexico’s Supreme Court ruling to (eventually) legalize marijuana. Though President Enrique Pena Nieto is opposed to legalization, Mexico will move forward in 2016 on a national debate about overhauling laws and reforming marijuana laws.
…So does Minnesota
Minnesota’s medical marijuana program plans to launch next summer. State officials this week said they will “add intractable pain to the shortlist of conditions that allow Minnesotans to legally use medical marijuana.” Patients can legally buy and use medical marijuana starting in August.