“There is no good roadside test,” [Mike Lynn] said. “The challenge even with drug recognition experts who really do have a lot of training is there’s some subjectivity. We’re trying to provide the objectivity.” View the full article here >
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>
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. …
Saliva tests are being considered for THC detection but some question their reliability. “They just don’t tell you anything,” said Dr. Mike Lynn, CEO of Hound Labs Inc. and the developer of a THC breathalyzer. “It doesn’t differentiate what you did an hour ago versus five days ago.” -Watch the video.
“There is a huge amount of interest in what we’re doing and that part has been really quite gratifying,” he said. “Now we’re working as hard as we can and as fast as possible to get the tools out there.” –Read the full article.
“Hound Labs said last week that it had found an accurate way to measure THC – the psychoactive component in cannabis – within one or two blows… The idea is to replace a complicated assortment of blood and urine tests that can take days to produce a result and cannot distinguish between recent and chronic…
“Our ability to measure THC in breath really should shift the national dialogue from one about simply detecting if THC is in someone’s body to a conversation where standards can be developed that reflect actual impairment,” said Lynn. – Read full article