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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.'”


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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Fleets ramping up training on marijuana impairment

“A lot of our non-regulated fleet employers are having to make hard decisions about either eliminating marijuana from their drug-free testing program or eliminating drug testing altogether just to get candidates through the door”

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