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“The problem is really figuring out who is actually stoned — shouldn’t be behind the wheel or in the cockpit of an airplane, or in an operating room in the hospital — versus who has THC — the active ingredient in marijuana — just floating around in their system,” Mike Lynn said. Read More
Dr Mike Lynn of Hound Labs talks about this company’s marijuana breathalyzer and his efforts to make it a useful tool for law enforcement.
Determining whether someone is impaired from marijuana and thus unsafe to drive is challenging. A new marijuana breathalyzer uses scientific advances to measure THC breath within the past few hours, the time period in which the federal government claims is indicative of impairment. Listen to audio here.
“One of the companies developing a marijuana breathalyzer is Hound Labs. Inside the Oakland, California office, CEO Mike Lynn is showing off the breathalyzer. It’s a small, black device with a tube sticking out of it. Lynn says if you blow through it a few times, it’s able to analyze and detect the amount of THC…
Skip to 2:35:40 to hear Jenny Lynn, Co-Founder of Hound Labs, explain the origination of the company and how testing for recent marijuana use in breath is key to determining driving impairment. -Listen here
“Really the challenge that states have had is to find a method that actually shows impairment. Because if you look at other ways to test for marijuana – blood tests, saliva tests, urine tests and whatnot – those are easy to show marijuana, but the problem is that they don’t tell you whether somebody has…