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Marijuana drug test in works; could be relief for employers

“The thing that’s groundbreaking about this test is it can distinguish recent use from historic use,” Mr. Boxer said. “An employee in many states has a legal right to use cannabis.” View the full article here >

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That last toke for the road could be a downer with pot breathalyzers coming

“A test like that would frankly make sense,” Armentano [deputy director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws] said. “Just like we wouldn’t allow employees to have a couple drinks and show up to work.” View the full article here >

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Cops want to know who’s driving while stoned. Tests are being developed, but level of impairment after smoking weed is still hard to measure.

The difficulty with [blood testing] is police typically need a judge’s approval for a search warrant, and then need a trained phlebotomist to draw the blood, a process that can easily take a couple of hours. By then, studies show, most of the THC in blood has already dissipated, even though the person may still…

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On your mark. Get set. Blow: The race to build a breathalyzer for weed

Old tests for marijuana looked for trace elements in things like blood, urine, and hair. But legalization changed all of this. Suddenly marijuana testing became a spectrum, with the need to delineate between the person who threw five on it a week ago, but who still has evidence of weed in their bodily fluids, and…

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Marijuana Breath Tests Could be Available by 2020

“I actually do see it as benefiting all parties,” he told the Bee. Most tests currently used by employers reveal marijuana use stretching back as far as 30 days, meaning workers could be penalized in some cases even if they are not high on the job. View the full article here >

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Breathalyzer for weed, backed by Philly investor, could be a ‘game changer’ for legalization efforts

“It’s a game changer,” said John Hudak, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution who has written extensively on marijuana legalization. View the full article here >

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