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Windows of impairment and detection

“In many states, employees have the legal right to use recreational cannabis,” Lynn says. “Someone could smoke at a barbecue on a Saturday, and risk testing positive [for THC in their blood] on Monday morning.” And their urine and hair would test positive for weeks.”

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Marijuana Breathalyzers Are on the Road to Becoming Reality

“For the first few hours after you light up or eat an edible, a breathalyzer can detect the THC that is transferred from the bloodstream and into the lungs — just like alcohol.”

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Fleets ramping up training on marijuana impairment

“A lot of our non-regulated fleet employers are having to make hard decisions about either eliminating marijuana from their drug-free testing program or eliminating drug testing altogether just to get candidates through the door”

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Impairment testing lags behind state cannabis legalization

“‘The difference with the test and the reason why it’s groundbreaking, is it has a window of detection that lasts only a few hours,’ said Doug Boxer, the company’s chief of policy and strategic initiatives.”

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Responsible Vs. Reckless Weed Use: This THC Breathalyzer Knows The Difference

“Having a device that can distinguish recent marijuana use will help police officers determine the right course of action and will make users more careful when ingesting THC and getting behind the wheel.”

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THC Breathalyzers May Be Coming Soon, To A Police Station Near You

Dr. Lynn said the purpose of the device is to “Maintain safety while recognizing the right to legally use marijuana.”

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The marijuana breathalyzer is here. Next up: a breathalyzer to catch people infected with COVID-19

“Hound Labs created the COVID-19 breathalyzer based on the same exquisitely sensitive technology platform that we use for the HOUND MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER,” said Dr. Mike Lynn, the CEO of Hound Labs.”

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COVID-19 breathalyzers being developed to detect those spreading the virus

“Breath is a window into the rest of the body,” said Doctor Mike Lynn, CEO of Hound Labs.

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Avetta, Hound Labs partner with world’s first on-site test for recent marijuana use

Hound Labs’ solution is a key method to help both employees and companies maintain safety in all areas of the supply chain. Companies now have an accurate way to determine whether or not employees recently used marijuana prior to coming to the job site.

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In a Rare Alignment, Red and Blue States Turn Green

Employers may wish to consider breath technology and drug testing policies to allow measurements of recent marijuana use – preserving jobs for responsible employees, mitigating risk, and maintaining safety while aligning with their employees who are increasingly concerned with fairness. Originally prepared for and published by PBSA in the Nov-Dec 2020 edition of the Journal.…

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