A blog about balancing SAFETY + FAIRNESS™ in the era of cannabis legalization

Why Testing with Human Subjects Matters

Since founding Hound Labs, Inc. in 2014, I worked with our team to prioritize “R&D” (research and development). A critical part of the research necessary to build a cannabis breathalyzer requires more than just lab simulations. To truly understand the effectiveness of our technology, we must continually test people – not lab rats.

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Why Testing with Human Subjects Matters

Since founding Hound Labs, Inc. in 2014, I worked with our team to prioritize “R&D” (research and development). A critical part of the research necessary to build a cannabis breathalyzer requires more than just lab simulations. To truly understand the effectiveness of our technology, we must continually test people – not lab rats.

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Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) Holders and Cannabis Use

Not many people will deny road safety is critical and that cannabis drug testing is part of that safety equation; however, many people are now rightly questioning the use of urine and oral fluid tests for this application.

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Approximately how many different substances does human breath contain?

The unique characteristics of breath have fascinated the medical and scientific communities for years but building a deep understanding of breath requires advanced ultra-sensitive technology.

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Think Twice Before Abandoning Cannabis Testing

Guest Contributor Christine M. Jensen shares that despite short-term challenges, the best long-term strategy for employers and employees is to continue cannabis testing.

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Federal Cannabis Reform Bill Could Provide Clarity

It is becoming increasingly difficult for employers and employees to navigate the complex maze of state laws legalizing cannabis.

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How Employees Are Influencing Cannabis Testing

How Employees Are Influencing Cannabis Testing

An employee at a national machine parts manufacturing company suggested that the company start using a cannabis breathalyzer.

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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.

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CEO, Dr. Mike Lynn Shares His Perspectives on Creating a Cannabis Breathalyzer that Is Easy-to-Use

Hound Labs needed to shrink a piece of lab equipment about the size of a pony into a carrying case, maintain ultra-sensitivity, and ensure the solution was easy to use.

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A Primer for Future Cannabis Legalization

Connecticut’s cannabis legislation will have profound and immediate implications – impacting employers and employees in legal and non-legal states.

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Cannabis legalization update

Cannabis Reform Is Now Everywhere – Even in the Conservative South

It’s no secret that cannabis legalization has become more and more commonplace in recent years – not only where you might expect it.

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Meet the experts

Dr. Mike Lynn

CEO and Co-founder

Mike co-founded the company on a simple idea – that science and technology can help create a marijuana breathalyzer that balances safety and fairness while recognizing the changing legal landscape of cannabis use.

He will blog about the science and technology that makes a marijuana breath test possible.

Jenny Lynn

Co-founder and CMO

Jenny has had thousands and thousands of conversations about legal marijuana use and balancing SAFETY+FAIRNESS.

She will share the insights she has gathered from others -- employers, employees, scientists, legislators, law enforcement, community advocates, marijuana policy advocates, and many others.

Doug Boxer

Chief of Policy and Strategy Initiatives

Doug is working to change public policy to address safety by ensuring the use of breath testing to determine recent marijuana use.

He will keep a finger on the pulse of public policy as it relates to recent-use testing.

Nina French

PRESIDENT, EMPLOYER SOLUTIONS

Nina is a recognized leader with 30 years of experience in a variety of roles in the employee drug testing and screening industry.

She will blog about industry trends, employer policies and operational procedures modified for recent-use marijuana testing, how breath testing can be added to an existing suite of conventional drug tests, and a wide variety of other topics.

Larry White

Executive VP Operations

Larry is an industry veteran that has led some of the largest pre-employment screening firms.

He will write about trends in the industry and how the Hound solution provides better information.

Kurt Milne

VP Product Marketing

Kurt is working with customers to understand how they use the new HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER.

He will blog about customer use cases, business value, and product updates.

Louisa Ashford

Senior Marketing Manager

Louisa has been writing about recent marijuana use and marijuana breathalyzers for years. She has been integral to helping tell the Hound Labs story.

Louisa will write about a broad range of topics and help us cover topics of interest to our readers.