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Criminal defence lawyers leery of feds’ new cannabis testing device

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 @ 9:09 AM | By Terry Davidson

A roulette wheel.  

This is how a number of criminal defence lawyers from around the country are referring to the Dräger DrugTest 5000, recently approved by the federal government as a device to be used by police in the testing of drivers for impairment from marijuana.

Defence counsel who spoke with The Lawyer’s Daily said the use of the Dräger will most certainly lead to constitutional challenges due to what they allege to be the machine’s unreliability.

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