Your Smartphone Might Know When You Are Experiencing Marijuana Overdose

In addition to the myriad uses for which a smartphone comes in handy, in the near future, another one might be coming down the line: detecting intoxication in young adults.

A new study, published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence journal, evaluated the feasibility of using smartphone sensor data such as GPS to identify episodes of intoxication, which include euphoria, motor skills impairment, time and spatial distortion, or in more severe cases, extreme anxiety panic attacks, hallucinations, and/or chest pains, among others.

It is commonly believed that  overuse has been associated with slow response time, which can affect work and school performance or impair driving ability. Current cannabis detection techniques measure blood, urine, or saliva but have their limitations, about …

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