“I am very aggressive in that I’m trying to make our medical program the best medical program in the country,” [Rep. Scott] Fetgatter said. “I’m tired of listening to ‘what does Colorado do or California or Oregon.’ I want people to say ‘What is Oklahoma doing? How are they getting it right?’”
“Cannabis experts said early data shows that this technology will help identify drivers who consumed marijuana within a few hours of behind the wheel. One lawmaker said it could help those who would fail a traditional sobriety or blood test.”
“The invention could be a game-changer for law enforcement and employers to address marijuana safety concerns without unjustly accusing people who are using cannabis responsibly.”
“Hound Labs’ goal is a practical, fair solution, that works just like the breathalyzers you have seen used on television.”
“Dr. Mike Lynn says it’s much like a dog’s nose, which inspired the company’s name Hound Labs.”
Dr. Lynn, who has a background in law enforcement, explains why police need an objective tool to identify recent marijuana use.
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.”
The increased use of marijuana and some illicit drugs in the United States along with the results of this report, point to the need for rapid and sensitive assessment tools to ascertain the presence of and impairment by marijuana and other illicit drugs. View the full article here >