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LETTER: 'Unreliable tests on cannabis are unnecessary'
Alun Buffry, Legalise Cannabis Alliance
Essex Evening Gazette
Wednesday 16 Aug 2000
DON Barnard in his letter"Testing time for cannabis control" (postbag
August 10) about roadside drug tests being used by the police makes one
wonder exactly why these tests were devised in the first place.
His letter brings into question the quality of the evidence provided by
these tests, particularly regarding prosecutions.
Positive tests results for cannabis can be produced after passive
inhalation, consumption of foods containing hemp seed or its oils, legal
medications or the ingestion of cannabis even after MONTHS previously.
Scientific studies of the effects of driving performance after smoking
cannabis carried out in the Netherlands and in Australia, have long ago
declared that the detrimental effects are tiny.
The Dutch government, which allows cannabis use and sale from certain
outlets("coffee shops"), has no special laws for drivers who smoke it.
So why use unnecessary tests that produce unreliable results?
Legalise Cannabis Alliance.
PO box 198
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