The recent legalization of marijuana here in California raises a variety of issues. This includes potential traffic safety issues. Some worry that drugged driving might go up in the state in the wake of the legalization.
Police in San Diego recently got a new tool aimed at helping with enforcement against drugged driving. The tool is called the Dräger DrugTest 5000. It is a machine aimed at testing for the presence of drugs in drivers through mouth swabs. The device reportedly can test for seven different drugs, one of which is marijuana. As a note, it just tests for the presence of drugs in a driver, not how intoxicated with drugs a driver is.