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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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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Ask Dr. Lynn – Why do we need a tool to measure recent use?

Hound Labs CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Mike Lynn, talks about the wide-ranging groups of people whose interests come together around the use of a marijuana breathalyzer.

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What stoned driving looks like and how California might regulate it

“I think there is no shortage in the market for this,” said Lynn, who said the product could also be used by employers, particularly in transportation industries. “Whether I talk to parents or people in health care or law enforcement, many are surprised that we don’t have something already to get people off the street…

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Marijuana: Legalizing Medical, Recreational Uses Has Implications for Workplace Drug Use Policies

Marti Fisher, Policy Advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, discusses how the legalization of medical and recreational marijuana impacts employers. This 7-page document provides an excellent overview of how marijuana legalization impacts many employer decisions – hiring and termination practices, workers’ compensation, and employee drug testing. -Read Full Article

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