Synthetic marijuana products can act like poison and can severely injury
individuals that use these materials. According to KIII News, the drug
goes by many names including K-2, Spice, and Kush. Synthetic marijuana
is considered to be illegal, but until recently it was hard to detect
in a person's system. The advent of a new urine testing system could
be a large step forward for law enforcement officers hoping to get synthetic
marijuana off the streets. Many people who are on probation use synthetic
marijuana as an alternative to the natural cannabis because it is harder
to detect. This allows probationers to get the drug fix that they need
without being penalized and sent back to jail.
The new test involves the use of a small, plastic credit-card sized drug
test called a litmus test. The drug test is manufactured by a company
called Smartox and is termed a "dip drug test." All an officer
has to do is dip the strips from the test into the suspects' urine
sample for 15 seconds. About five minutes later, the Smartox test will
show the results, evidencing whether or not the individual has been using
The Smartox test doesn't just test for synthetic marijuana, it can
heroin and cannabis. The law enforcement may be able to utilize these easy and
quick tests in a variety of different forums in order to catch offenders.
Probation officers say that the tests will be especially helpful for juveniles
who seem to be acting erratically at school. Officers can come and test
the child, then determine whether or not he or she has been using drugs.
The test is color coded, so that certain colors evidence the presence of
various drugs. These Smartox drug tests are being implemented throughout
Texas. If you want to learn more about the drug tests, or if you have
been accused of drug use with the use of one of these tests and want to
challenge these allegations, contact a Zendeh Del Law Firm, PLLC attorney today. A
Plano drug defense attorney can help you to fight your charges!