A Montana-based company called Gaize has developed a device that can scan a user’s eyes and use crazy futuristic robotic intelligence to detect THC disorders.
U.S. law enforcement agencies have already agreed to use the technology, according to company founder Ken Fichtler, though he couldn’t identify which ones.
“I will preface all this by saying I am a cannabis advocate. I am in favor of cannabis legalization. We see a clear need for the product at the federal level,” says Fichtler.
The device resembles a virtual reality headset police officers wear on the heads of drivers suspected of refrigerated smoking. It envelops the suspect in darkness, shines a bright light on it, and electronically scans the suspect’s eye movements.
“The eyes are windows to the soul. They are a very vivid reflection of a person’s mental state. They are full of involuntary tremors and reflexes that convey information about someone’s disability or drinking,” says Gaze. said. website state.
Fichtler says the scan can’t be used as evidence in court like a traditional sobriety detector, but police can use it if they suspect someone is high at the scene to test their own prejudices. can be removed or left out of the equation entirely. Gaize can’t yet quantify impairments like traditional sobriety detectors, but basically it can show if a person is drunk enough to react differently to stimuli than normal. I can.
“You can’t just measure THC and say, ‘This person has 5 nanograms of THC in his body, so he’s high,’ right? That’s not how it works,” Fichtler said. said. “What we are doing is really and directly measuring how disability manifests itself on the body.
Fichtler said the test is based on several different studies over the past 40 years. trial Gaze took the lead himself. A quick search for “how cannabis affects eye movements” actually points to several peer-reviewed studies on this issue that date back to at least 1979. As with most scientific research, there is a lot of room for misunderstanding and error, but try as much as you can and you won’t find much to challenge the science behind this technology. The eyeball turns out to be a dirty little snitch that sells out stoners at every turn.
“There are a lot of changes happening, and many of them occur on a scale that humans cannot necessarily see unless looking very close or using a magnifying glass or similar. It is sensitive enough to detect very small changes in ,” Fichtler said.
Fichtler stressed that Gaize doesn’t arbitrarily sell technology for malicious purposes, but if you’re doing a dangerous job or want to get high on your morning commute, , you might find yourself staring into Gaize’s bright light. Headset immediately.
Fichtler was unable to provide High Times with a date when law enforcement might begin rolling out the use of these headsets, but the voice of a man who signed one or more non-disclosure agreements seemed to speak. Contracts, not people waiting for orders to start coming in.
“It’s been evaluated by some very prestigious departments,” says Fichtler. “Not all have adopted it yet, but some have. Hopefully in a few years this will become standard practice.”