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Driving While High: Its Prevalence, Misperceptions, and Impact

With marijuana legalization spreading throughout the U.S., it’s not surprising that marijuana use is on the rise. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), 9% of the U.S. population over 18 years old used marijuana in the past month.¹ In Colorado, where recreational marijuana use has been legal since November 2012, adult…

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How Long Can Marijuana be Detected in Drug Tests?

The short answer is, it depends. Several drug testing methodologies exist today, and they all detect past usage of marijuana over different time frames. Before we delve deeper in the specifics, let’s first agree on what we mean by a detection window. What is a drug detection window? A drug detection window is simply the…

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82% of Employers are Concerned about Marijuana Legalization

A new survey of employers in several industries across the country indicates concern about marijuana legalization and increased use. The survey, conducted by OnTarget on behalf of Hound Labs, contains employer views on drug testing policies and hiring in addition to specific concerns.  Marijuana in the Workplace Survey from HoundLabsInc Download Research Report

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Mike Lynn prompts the pot talk in San Jose Mercury News

Lynn: It’s time to have ‘the talk’ with kids (about pot)

It’s time to talk to your kids about the dangers of marijuana and driving. In study after study, marijuana has been shown to impair judgment, alertness, concentration, coordination and reaction time. On its own, marijuana is thought to double a driver’s risk of being in a crash. When mixed with alcohol, the risk of an…

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Protecting Drivers from Misleading Data

Protecting Drivers from Misleading Data Resulting from Current Methods of Cannabis Testing Breath Testing Is More Accurate and Also Reduces Wrongful Arrests   September 2016 – Safe roads require the right test for cannabis intoxication. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that smoking cannabis less than three hours prior to operating a…

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