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

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How and When to Use Post-Hire Testing

Post-hire testing detects and deters on-the-job cannabis use while keeping personal choices private.

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How and When to Use Post-Hire Testing

Post-hire testing detects and deters on-the-job cannabis use while keeping personal choices private.

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Why your employees like Hound Labs

Employees have been caught in a net of unintended consequences along with employers – trying to navigate the complex maze of federal and state cannabis legalization, combined with state employment and impairment laws.

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How to Evaluate a Cannabis Breathalyzer?

Cannabis breathalyzers and breath testing technology at its core have varying capabilities and features – it is critical to understand what’s important when deciding which to select for your organization.

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Seasonal, Safety Sensitive, and in Need of a Solution

In early 2021, we went on-site with a company that owns and operates numerous safety-sensitive worksites across the U.S. to help them balance SAFETY+FAIRNESS™ for their first season since the pandemic began.

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Looking Deeper at the Legal Effects of Cannabis Legalization

An interview with John Thomas, employment lawyer at McGuireWoods, who advises employers on countless legal issues, litigates on their behalf, and understands how cannabis legalization continues to impact both employers and employees.

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Social Equity and Cannabis Testing (Part II)

Cannabis breath testing will help to usher in a new era of social equity in workplace drug testing with permanent changes that prioritize both safety and fair treatment of all employees.

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Breath Testing: Fairer Outcomes for Everyone

I have attended several conferences over the last couple of months and have noticed a new and recurring theme – social equity. I am excited that leaders in the drug testing and safety industries recognize the importance of these conversations and the need to examine and improve current practices.

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Top 5 Questions about the HOUND® MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER

You ask, and we will try to answer. This is the first in a series of blogs that answer the most frequently asked questions of the Hound Labs team.

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Could Testing Breath for Cannabis Help Avoid a Catastrophic Safety Accident?

In the last 5 years, there has been a 60% increase in the number of employees getting high at work – according to an EHS Today article, High Reliability Organizations anticipate and respond to avoid catastrophic safety risk.

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Impacts of Cannabis Legalization: Insights from the Insurance Industry

An interview with Jaime Feinberg, Vice President of Risk Control with Captive Resources, LLC (CRI) – insurance consultants who empower best-in-class companies to seize control of their insurance programs, lower costs, and develop safer workplaces.  

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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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What Do Mining Companies, Restaurants, Manufacturers, and Casinos Have in Common?

Marijuana legalization has created a myriad of problems for these employers and countless others across the country.

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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.

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Marijuana Positivity Rates: What Do They Really Mean?

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

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A Brief History of Workplace Marijuana Testing: Today

What should employers do now that marijuana legalization has disrupted workplace drug testing that hasn’t really changed in 30 years?

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A Brief History of Workplace Marijuana Testing: The Beginning

A tragic train crash over 30 years ago led Congress to pass laws that are the origin of today’s workplace drug testing.

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The Challenges of Building a Cannabis Breathalyzer

A marijuana breathalyzer is 1 billion times more sensitive than an alcohol breathalyzer.

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2021 On Pace to Be the Most Active for Marijuana Legalization

In just the first quarter of 2021, the legislators in three states approved adult use of cannabis.

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Why Test for Recent Marijuana Use?

In the era of cannabis legalization, it is important to understand “When” someone used marijuana, not just “If.”

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Introducing the Hound Labs Blog

The latest from the industry leaders and scientists working to help balance SAFETY+FAIRNESS™ in the era of cannabis legalization.

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