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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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Lab says its marijuana breath analyzer will hit the market in 2020

“Lynn stressed that his mission is one of fairness. He says he has a more equitable approach for both police and employers than to test with blood and urine, where chemical compounds found in cannabis known as cannabinoids are detectable long after a person is high.” View the full article here >

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Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana and Illicit Drugs Among Persons Aged ≥16 Years

The increased use of marijuana and some illicit drugs in the United States along with the results of this report, point to the need for rapid and sensitive assessment tools to ascertain the presence of and impairment by marijuana and other illicit drugs.  View the full article here >

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The Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado: The Impact

The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Tracking Area has published annual reports every year since 2013 tracking the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. The purpose is to provide data and information so that policy makers and citizens can make informed decisions on the issue of marijuana legalization.   View the full report here >

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Drug-Impaired Driving: Marijuana and Opiods Raise Critical Issues for States

This report sponsored by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) covers key facts from a February 2018 survey of state highway safety offices on their challenges and strategies for dealing with marijuana- and opioid-impaired driving.   Read the full report here>

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Blazing the Trail: What the Legalization of Cannabis Means for Canadian Employers

This report summarizes the potential impact of marijuana on the workplace in Canada, including top areas of concern employers may want to address in the future. It covers relevant literature on cannabis as well as recent Conference Board survey research on organizational concerns regarding the legalization of recreational cannabis.   Read Full Report>

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2018 Employer Drug Testing Survey

Current Consulting Group’s second annual Employer Survey provides insights into a broad range of topics, from existing drug testing methodologies to current industry issues such as marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic.   Read Full Report>

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Marijuana and Alcohol Involvement in Fatal Crashes in WA

This report provides updated information regarding the involvement of marijuana in fatal crashes in Washington following legalization of recreational cannabis, including the rise of poly-drug drivers in fatal crashes. The report also includes key insights from other surveys, including Washington’s Roadside Self-Report Marijuana Survey and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance and Healthy Youth Surveys.  …

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Drug Impaired Driving – A Guide for What States Can Do

This report by the Governors Highway Safety Association contains a wealth of information, statistics, and specific examples to help states understand the prevalence and effects of drug-impaired driving so that they can work toward reducing it. It also provides information about educational programs and recommendations for programs and protocols states can implement in order to…

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Clearing the Haze: The Impacts of Marijuana in the Workplace

Medical cannabis, or marijuana, has been legal in Canada since 1991; however, there have been multiple changes to the laws and a marked increase in the number of Canadians who have registered to purchase medical marijuana. According to Health Canada data, almost 167,000 Canadians were registered to purchase cannabis in the last quarter of 2016/17.  …

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