Testing, Testing T-H-C

By Mark Yurachek

Catching up on the week’s cannabis news, I came across this press release from DetectaChem concerning a phone app which they claim can measure THC content, which thus would enable police to differentiate between legal hemp and, in many states, illegal marijuana, during a routine traffic stop.

Detectachem’s website indicates that a sample of the cannabis would be tested, as opposed to a breathalyzer-type test which would indicate concentration in the body. The website does not indicate what kind of testing is used to reach the determination and, as I wrote here, it is important to know what kind of testing is being used.

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