Oklahoma lawmakers have approved $300,000 for a new program aimed at creating a cannabis breathalyzer.
Oklahoma lawmakers last week approved a bill requiring the Department of Public Safety to spend $300,000 on creating a pilot program for breathalyzers that test for cannabis impairment, the Oklahoman reports. Under the program, the results of the test would not be admissible in courts.
Rep. Scott Fetgatter (R) said that the state has “a lot of problems when it comes to medical marijuana and DUI laws and determining impairment” but that participation in the program would be voluntary and the results should not be used in a punitive manner.
Rep. Ross Ford (R) described it as a “trial program to make sure the system works.”