Mar 16, 2015
Kyle Simon, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Center for Lawful Access and Abuse Deterrence (CLAAD) sees an alarming trend spreading from the UK to the US. Just last week UK police can now conduct mouth swabs to determine if motorists are driving under the influence of drugs. Kyle sees issues with the tests as they only detect the presence of drugs, not whether the individual is actually under the influence. Many people who suffer from extreme pain need these drugs to carry on any semblance of normal functioning. Unfortunately any test on the market cannot make such fine distinctions. And that's where wholesale injustices can arise.