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Marijuana breathalyzer test could be coming soon

“From a trauma center perspective, I have seen the terrible, senseless tragedies related to impaired driving,” Lynn said. He’s seen it from a law enforcement perspective, too, and knows the challenges police officers face when dealing with impaired drivers Read full article

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The instant marijuana breathalyser: Firm claims $1,000 portable device can detect cannabis use almost immediately.

“Currently, blood and urine tests are the only way to know if a driver recently smoked. And not only are these test expensive, but results can take days. Most of the time the officer has no choice but to let people continue on their way, and while driving under the influence.” – Read full article

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Campus team works on research for marijuana-detecting breathalyzers

“The problem is that THC stays in your system for hours or days,” said Mike Lynn, co-founder and CEO of Hound Labs. Lynn’s background as a practicing physician, venture capitalist and reserve deputy sheriff led him to look into whether a system exists to measure THC impairment, which lasts just hours.” Read full article

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A scientific breakthrough brings us closer to a weed breathalyzer

“Law enforcement officers around the country are anxiously waiting on the day when a portable weed breathalyzer becomes reality, so they can stop relying on the scientifically dubious roadside munchies test. Thankfully, one Californian company (Hound Labs) claims to be almost there.” – Read full article

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A single breathalyzer for both weed and booze

” For now, police use blood or urine tests to prove that a driver had THC in his system, but those can take days, and can’t assess how recently a person used marijuana. Hound Labs says it has developed a new way to detect THC from just one or two breaths.” – Read full article

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‘Driving while baked’: New marijuana breath test device to detect levels of THC

“Other companies have touted the ability to detect marijuana through the breath in products currently in testing, but Mr. Lynn says his product will be the first to give precise measurements in picograms — measurements of one trillionth of a gram — that can be used to determine a person’s current level of intoxication from…

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Puff, puff, pass – or fail: East Bay cops to get pot breath tests

“Developed at UC Berkeley, trials on Hound Labs’ new technology will begin early next year at UC San Francisco. That’s when Alameda County sheriff’s deputies will begin carrying the prototypes of the firm’s handheld device to conduct voluntary roadside tests.” – Read full article

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Pot breathalyzer may be coming soon to police near you

“It’s not as if every breathalyzer will be replaced overnight [but] it will completely change the ability to recognize stoned drivers,” he says, “[and] our technology also will prevent the wrongful arrest of people who have some THC in their system but are not impaired.” – Read full article

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