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Legal marijuana has states scrambling to get cops roadside tests for weed-impaired drivers

“Hound Labs, a company based in Oakland, California, said it has developed a breath test that can measure whether a person has used cannabis in recent hours — a key piece of the puzzle in determining whether a motorist was impaired or simply had remnants of the drug in their system.”

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The Cannabis 42.0

“For the past couple of months, Forbes has interviewed dozens of industry analysts, investors, entrepreneurs, executives, and business owners, poring over sales data and financial documents to come up with a list of entrepreneurs and changemakers who have an outsized influence. Here are the pioneers to watch in the green gold rush.”

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‘World’s First’ Marijuana Breathalyzer Nearly Ready

“The ‘Hound’ breath test utilizes single-use cartridges and could provide a result in 20 minutes.”

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Overhauling Cannabis Workplace Drug Testing: The Shift to Fitness-for-Duty and Post-Hire Testing   

“Shifting laws and rising numbers of employees who use cannabis are impacting how employers will implement workplace drug testing. The zero-tolerance era is over; fair and equitable testing practices are the new norm.”

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GUEST ESSAY: 6 steps any healthcare organization can take to help mitigate inevitable cyber attacks

“Focusing on or revisiting these six cybersecurity basics will help reduce your risks and strengthen your defense.”

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Is the Navy Ready for the “Green Wave”?

“The Navy needs to partner with companies like Hound Labs to ensure its commands have the right tools to make on-scene assessments of individuals’ condition.”

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Here are the top 16 cannabis startups set to raise millions and take off in 2022, according to investors

“Hound Labs says it develops tools and technologies to offer ‘solutions for some of the leading public health and safety issues’ surrounding cannabis, including breathalyzers.”

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Why Test for Recent Cannabis Use?

“Cannabis only causes impairment for a few hours after smoking. But traces of THC can stay in the body in varying amounts for many days or even weeks after a person last used cannabis. Although THC does not cause impairment for days or weeks after use, past use can still trigger a positive drug test. In the era of cannabis legalization, it is important to understand ‘when’ someone used cannabis, not just ‘if.'”

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Windows of impairment and detection

“In many states, employees have the legal right to use recreational cannabis,” Lynn says. “Someone could smoke at a barbecue on a Saturday, and risk testing positive [for THC in their blood] on Monday morning.” And their urine and hair would test positive for weeks.”

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Marijuana Breathalyzers Are on the Road to Becoming Reality

“For the first few hours after you light up or eat an edible, a breathalyzer can detect the THC that is transferred from the bloodstream and into the lungs — just like alcohol.”

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