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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82% of Employers are Concerned about Marijuana Legalization

A new survey of employers in several industries across the country indicates concern about marijuana legalization and increased use. The survey, conducted by OnTarget on behalf of Hound Labs, contains employer views on drug testing policies and hiring in addition to specific concerns.  Marijuana in the Workplace Survey from HoundLabsInc Download Research Report

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Can a breath test smoke out stoned drivers?

Lynn argues breathalyzers solve the problem because of a neat relationship. The two-to-three-hour window of impairment – which he points out is what has been cited by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration – aligns with how long THC can be detected in breath. Read More

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TechCrunch Asks Cannabis Breathalyzer CEO ‘Why Are You Such a Narc?’

“As he sat down to interview Mike Lynn, co-founder and CEO of Hound Labs, a startup in the process of developing the first reliable cannabis breathalyzer, Constine pulled no punches, asking, “Why are you such a narc?” The question got a laugh from both the audience and Lynn, who then launched into an explanation of…

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These Companies Are Racing To Develop A Breathalyzer For Pot

“In the eight states where recreational pot is legal, companies might not care whether their workers smoked weed the night before, but would definitely care if they are driving trucks or school buses while stoned.” Read more

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Benchmark bets on Breathalyzers

If the company can successfully develop a device of this nature, it would become the largest marijuana enterprise. The breathalyzer will be geared towards law enforcement and companies that perform drug testing.The company also has a more affordable consumer-grade product in the pipeline. Read More

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VentureBeat: Pot luck: Hound Labs raises $8.1 million to combat stoned drivers with cannabis breathalyzers

“Cannabis legalization has created a new global market for employee and law enforcement testing,” stated Benchmark general partner Mitch Lasky, who will also join Hound Labs’ board of directors.” Read More

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Rule Changes Ahead for 2017

Marti Fisher, Policy Advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, provides a brief update to her 2016 paper on Marijuana in the Workplace. The 2017 paper examines in greater detail the myriad of issues facing employers now that marijuana is legalized for medical and recreational use. -Read the full article

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As legal weed sweeps the nation, startups are racing to make a breathalyzer for marijuana

“The current methods to detect THC test saliva, sweat, blood, or urine, but they cannot conclude whether someone used marijuana moments before driving down a freeway, or at a weekend party, or as a sleep aid two weeks ago.” Read More

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