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Re: “Don't Panic, Bro, It's Science

"Here and in its own courts the State based its case on
an insistence that a driver who declines to submit to
testing after being arrested for driving under the influence
of alcohol {and/or weed} is always subject to a non consensual
blood test without any precondition for a warrant. That is incorrect."
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> http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/11-1425_cb8e.pdf

Posted by Matt McLaughlin on 05/26/2017 at 12:21 PM

Re: “Don't Panic, Bro, It's Science

The WSU researchers are planning on using my app in their research. I have developed a new public health app that measures impairment--it is called DRUID (an acronym for DRiving Under the Influence of Drugs) available now in the Apple App Store (Android version coming soon). DRUID measures reaction time, decision making, hand-eye coordination, time estimation and balance, and then statistically integrates hundreds of data points into an overall impairment score. DRUID takes just 5 minutes (and the 2-minute version will be part of the DRUID app in shortly).

Our website is www.druidapp.com

DRUID allows marijuana users (or others who drink alcohol, use prescription drugs, etc.) to self-assess their own level of impairment and (hopefully) decide against driving if they are impaired. Prior to DRUID, there was no way for an individual to accurately assess their own level of impairment. DRUID also demonstrates that it is feasible to measure impairment reliably by the roadside, not just exposure to a drug.

DRUID was recently featured on NPRs All Things Considered: http://www.npr.org/2017/01/25/511595978/can-sobriety-tests-weed-out-drivers-whove-smoked-too-much-weed

Also on television: http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2017/02/28/science-lags-behind-marijuana-impairment-testing/

After obtaining my Ph.D. at Harvard, I have been a professor of psychology at UMass/Boston for the past 40 years, specializing in research methods, measurement and statistics.

Michael Milburn, Professor
Department of Psychology
UMass/Boston

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Posted by Michael Milburn on 05/25/2017 at 6:18 AM

Re: “Battle Cry

Jennifer, if you're going to bother to respond to a comment, at least address the person's point. Your Letter to the Editor section isn't superior to this forum. What your doing is not "social engagement" but I know that hasn't been the Journal's strong suit.

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Posted by Allison Edrington on 05/19/2017 at 9:49 AM

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