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Originally Posted by KusH View Post
Give you a DWI/DUI.

OT: What about if you've touched a substance but never used it. That would only prove that you've been in contact with a controlled substance and not necessarily under the influence.
If you have come into contact with it they would likely give you a full drug test....
post #52 of 59
The only drug I thought was worth doing is LSD anyway

Which wont show up in these tests lol.

Ive grown up now though, and realise anything too diminish drugs is a good thing.
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Well Britain is in trouble.....j/k

Did just read an article about how British ppl are drinking less beer then ever before because the price of coke there is so cheap....
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wear gloves...

checkmate?
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Well, I'm in the UK. So this silly laws don't affect me.

You shouldn't need training to pick up your WIFE's prescription. Perhaps someone elses, prescription, but your WIFE is your KIN.
She is a nurse and works in two places (for the same hospital) and get perscriptions before patients before they sign or even pay for them. So it isn't anything family related. I can pick up the perscription, but I sign for it and then I am allowed to have it for like 24 hours or something.

Many laws are stupid...just the way it is here. Like why is prostitution illeagal in most areas, but porn is OK? Both involve paying paid to have sex.
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Awesome!
If you say so..

I think these engineers/scientists should find something more more benefitial to society to spend their time on than finding new ways to invade a person's privacy.
    
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Look into it...the only reason I know about any of this is because my wife had to go though special training and licensing to be able to trasport people's perscriptions across town.

In the eyes of the law regarding the perscription drugs just having them in your posession is the intent to take them yourself. I didn't say it made sense...
Must be a state thing, because I'm in the u.s. and at least where I live, that's balogne. I've several times had to pick up and deliver to my mother her pain pills, which are in eccessence morphine in pill form.....about as suspect as it gets.

In terms of husband/wife, you are power of attorney by default, so it's a moot point in that context.

Additionally, having handled at some point, is not a crime. You can walk straight into a police station and tell them you smoked a pound of whatever last week, you will not be arrested for anything other than disturbing the peace. If you are not in possession now, or under the influence now, you are not breaking the law now.
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Originally Posted by allikat View Post
Since the majority of banknotes in most major countries have traces of illegal drugs on them, this will cause an AWFUL lot of false positives.
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Actually, Mythbusters proved that to be true. They did a episode on drug smuggling and tested a bunch of random bills. Most of them tested positive for trace drug contact. Which then transmits to the fingers/hands.
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lol sticky fingers from rolling joints.
Can it detect that.
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Originally Posted by Epitope View Post
That is exactly the type of thing this is designed to detect.
You guys sure about that?

This thing detects METABOLITES. Things that are metabolized in your body during the time you are intoxicated. That is not the same as reside from Cocaine or THC resin. Metabolites are byproducts, not the chemicals themselves, and should (as far as I know) only be present while you are intoxicated and breaking down the chemicals.

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Exactly. If anything, I'd rather this technology supplement a field sobriety test. Drugs on your hand != impairment.
I understood the test to indicate ONLY when you are under the influence, which would be probable cause to perform a more accurate blood test, etc. It isn't "drugs on your hands", but rather an indicator on your hands that your body is currently processing drugs.
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Great, more ways for the government to find out what I put in my body.
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