Wondering if you’re too high to drive? Well now there’s an app for that.
As our government makes the move to legalize marijuana, one of the biggest hurdles they are facing is how to test for marijuana consumption, especially when it comes to those who choose to drive while high.
An American developer say he’s come up with an app that can test how high a person is – with no breath or blood test required.
Michael Milburn, a Professor at the University of Massachusetts, says the DRUID ( Driving Under the Influence of Drugs) app measures things like reaction time and stability.
“It has four tasks, three of which are cognitive tests…measuring reaction time…estimate time, count shapes…and then the fourth task is the single leg stand.”
Milburn says this test doesn’t only apply to pot smokers.
“Alcohol, prescription drugs, exhaustion, any source of impairment and slowed reaction times can be measured by that.”
Milburn suggests users use the app at least once completely sober, to get their baseline score for completing all four tasks. After this users can compare their impaired score to their baseline rate, and decide if they want to drive or take a cab.
Listen to Michael Milburn’s full interview on Steele & Drex below: