For those thinking about taking their weed vape pen, chillum or any other so-called “discreet” smoking device in public, you might want to think again. There’s a new sheriff in town that comes in the form of a groundbreaking new drug testing device. A company developed a new drug testing strip that is said to immediately detect the presence of weed in just a matter of seconds. The new technology certainly doesn’t bode well for anyone looking to toke up on the low.
New Drug Testing Strips Immediately Detect The Presence Of Weed
According to a report from Rick Sallinger of CBS Denver, the new, yet relatively unknown test strips, are already being used by various schools and police stations throughout the U.S. The test strips utilize the same technology frequently used in airports to detect bombs and other explosive devices, but have been tweaked and re-designed for something far less sinister: detecting small amounts of cannabis.
For his report, Sallinger visited the local Glenwood Springs school, Yampah Mountain High School, to check out the actual validity of the strips. Principle Leigh McGown ushered Sallinger into her office, where she had dozens of vape pens and cartridges in her desk.
However, McGown wasn’t sure which pens were filled with cannabis, and which were just simple nicotine concoctions. ”It would be very hard for me to know if this one has marijuana in it these containers have marijuana in it,” she said, due to the essentially undetectable smell of typical marijuana vape cartridges.
Using the strips provides a simpler, and more accurate way to test for cannabis products, McGown explained. All that one must do to get a positive test result is to simply dab a q-tip onto the oil that you’re looking to test, then rub it onto the testing strip. If the strip turns red, then the oil did, in fact, contain cannabis.
While this test might seem superfluous for testing pot, the strip does have other uses. According to the report, the testing strips also have been designed to detect for heroin, fentanyl, amphetamines, and cocaine. So, in all, these strips have been used to test for explosive weapons, opioids, coke, meth, and weed. We’ll let you decide which one probably doesn’t deserve to be on that list. Fortunately, the strips don’t test for weed in your system. So as long as you aren’t carrying cannabis where it is forbidden, there is no reason to stress this test.