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DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERTS – Like ‘flipping a coin’. We don’t need more junk science.

DRUG RECOGNITION EXPERTS – We don’t need more junk science. “The federal government plans to invest $81 million to train police officers to smoke out drivers impaired by pot across Canada while using a test experts say is flawed and that is being challenged in a U.S court. An investigation by The Fifth Estate shows the tests done by police drug recognition experts (DREs) can lead to false arrests, are prone to police bias and according to one scientific expert are no better at detecting drug-impaired drivers than “flipping a coin.” You can’t hijack science in the name of law enforcement.” The ACLU has a warning for Canada. The taxpayers of Canada should be outraged that their precious dollars are being wasted on this program that just results in more innocent people being thrown into jail.”
The federal government plans to invest $81 million to train police officers to smoke out drivers impaired by pot across Canada while using a test experts say is flawed and that is being challenged in a U.S court.

Source: Like ‘flipping a coin’: Why it’s so hard to test drivers for pot

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