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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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New breathalyser can test for marijuana, when it was last consumed

“As marijuana is starting to be legalized recreationally in many places, the new device has been labeled a “game-changer” by experts aiming to eliminate driving under the influence of the drug.” View the full article here >

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Hound Lab’s pot breathalyzer tested by Alameda County Sheriff’s Office to catch impaired drivers

“Marijuana is legal, as is alcohol,’ said Hound Labs’ Mike Lynn. ‘But we’re not allowed to drink beer and drive, and there’s an absolute reason why people are not allowed to smoke pot and drive.” View the full article here >

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A marijuana breathalyzer? New tech could be used in Ohio

“Having a marijuana breathalyzer that — for the first time — can focus on those people who have used pot in the last few hours, it transforms the ability in a fair way to determine who’s potentially impaired and who isn’t.” View the full article here >

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Companies hawk breathalyzer-like devices for roadside marijuana testing

“’We don’t want to know what you did a week ago, or two weeks ago, because it doesn’t impact your impairment today,’ said Warren Tolman, director of business development for Hound Labs.” 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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