Jennifer Bash, a senior toxicology analyst at University of Illinois at Chicago, is the guest on "Legal Eagles" to explain the new Illinois driving under the influence of marijuana law. Illinois changed its zero tolerance for DUI cannabis to a specific nanogram level of THC in the blood or other bodily fluids. Jennifer Bash analyzes the nanogram levels in DUI cases. She had been a toxicologist for the Illinois State Crime Lab prior to coming to University of Illinois at Chicago. Bash explains on the program how the testing for THC levels in the blood, urine and saliva is performed. She uses analogies to simplify the technical explanation for the listeners. "Legal Eagles" is a talk radio program that explores different legal issues each week. The show is hosted by retired police officer and nationally recognized DUI expert William Pelarenos. He has previous brought on the program attorneys to explain the legal changes in the new DUI cannabis law. He now brings this forensic toxicology specialist on the show to explain the testing procedures for THC levels. According to Bash, the University of Illinois at Chicago Laboratory is a private lab that has been certified by the State of Illinois to perform this testing for police agencies. The interview has been recorded in two parts, the first episode aired live on Monday Sept. 26 and part two airs Monday Oct. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. on WCGO 1590AM.
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