Meet The Expert


President of Employer + Law Enforcement Solutions

Nina M. French is Hound Labs, Inc.’s President of Employer + Law Enforcement Solutions. She has more than 30 years of experience in the employee screening industry and a deep understanding of drug testing program design, technologies, policies, state laws, and federal regulations. In addition to holding a leadership role at a major drug testing services provider, Nina co-founded a consulting firm providing drug testing and screening guidance to hundreds of clients.  Nina frequently speaks at conferences and regularly contributes to the Hound Labs blog as well as other industry publications.

Nina’s blogs not only cover industry trends, but also specifics related to employer policies and operational procedures that may need to be modified in the era of cannabis legalization. She writes about the importance of cannabis testing and the need to test for recent cannabis use; how breath testing can be added to an existing suite of conventional drug tests; how to create a comprehensive drug testing program that is both effective and fair; and a wide variety of other topics.

Rethinking Pre-Access Testing

Pre-access testing is flexible, cost effective, and well suited for workplace drug testing programs in the era of cannabis legalization.


A Negative Marijuana Test Result Might be More Important than a Positive One

With increased legalization and acceptable use of marijuana, positive oral fluid, urine, and hair test results no longer provide as much value.


Marijuana Positivity Rates: What do They Really Mean?

Recent reports indicate that marijuana positivity rates are rising, but is this really cause for alarm?