THC Science

Ask Dr. Lynn – What is the science behind the Hound® marijuana breathalyzer?

Dr. Mike Lynn, CEO and Co-Founder of Hound Labs, describes some of the scientific challenges the company overcame to create the Hound breathalyzer.

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Testing drivers for cannabis is hard. Here’s why

“We aren’t measuring impairment, we’re measuring THC in breath where it lasts a very short period of time, providing objective data about THC in breath to law enforcement and employers to use in conjunction with other information they have gathered,” said Hound Labs founder Mike Lynn, an emergency room doctor, reserve deputy sheriff and venture…

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Marijuana breathalyzer to be available in 2020

FOX Business’ Susan Li breaks down a new report on marijuana breathalyzers that detects pot-use within three hours. Watch the latest video at foxnews.com View the full article here >

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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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