Pitt Professors Develop Marijuana Breathalyzer

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Photo credit courtesy of Dr. Alexander Star
By NewsRadio 1020 KDKA

PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - With more states legalizing recreational and medicinal cannabis, law enforcement is struggling to identify impaired drivers on the road.

University of Pittsburgh researchers may have found the solution, creating a Breathalyzer that detects alcohol and the psychoactive compound in marijuana.

Dr. Alex Star leads one of the assisting labs with Professor Ervin Sejdic

He tells KDKA Radio's Lynne Hayes-Freeland it looks like an alcohol Breathalyzer: