New saliva drug test detects weed
Employers or traffic officers can now test whether you’re stoned with the new saliva drug test.
In what seems to be the biggest timewaster, authorities have developed a new saliva-based drug test that detects… cannabis use.
It’s as if the law didn’t just decide that private cannabis use was legal…
Anyways, unlike a urine test which can only indicate whether a person has used cannabis in the past month, the new saliva-based test shows if you have used it within the last three hours.
So, now your employers can see whether you’re stoned at work and traffic officers can see if you’re driving while high with a simple spongey lollipop.
Yes, the test looks like a lollipop with a sponge head that absorbs your saliva, which is then dipped in chemicals that it reacts with. It takes two minutes to yield results.
Is this right?
Naturally, this announcement didn’t sit well with Capetonians, who have taken to social media to express their dismay.
O.J. Modikwe: “Police cells are going to be full.”
Natasha Prins: “Leave the peaceful stoners and chase the real crime for Pete’s sake.”
Yusuf Joe Mohamed: “These idiots also don’t realise that each person’s tolerance is different, so you’ll get those who have smoked now and in an hour they’re completely fine again where with others, their high can last longer. And another question for those implementing this – Will they be testing for different strains? As some would possibly keep you higher for longer amounts of time.”
Leon G Pather: “You legalize it now u wanna catch them… Eish, gonna be an interesting festive season this year.”
Michell Steyn: “Just eat the hot cross buns.”
Fura Kgosi Gayiza asked a very valid question: “So will there be a legal limit like alcohol?”
It seems ridiculous that authorities want to catch out stoners after the long road to legalization.
What do you think of the new saliva drug test for cannabis?