Marijuana Breathalyzers could soon be a reality

The device would be able to test if someone had smoked within the past three hours. Some locals […] say that marijuana breathalyzers could crack down on impaired driving and it could be beneficial to businesses.

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Driving while stoned? Cannabis breathalyzers expected to hit the street in 2020

Developing the breath test has been “amazingly challenging science,” but building a device to do it has grown exponentially more important as more and more jurisdictions legalize both medical and recreational marijuana use, Lynn said.

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Driving while stoned? Cannabis breathalyzers expected to hit the street in 2020

Lynn said he expects the Hound Labs device will also be used in the workplace, where employers can ensure that workers are not high on the job, and employees won’t face sanctions if they partied the day before.

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On your mark. Get set. Blow: The race to build a breathalyzer for weed

Old tests for marijuana looked for trace elements in things like blood, urine, and hair. But legalization changed all of this. Suddenly marijuana testing became a spectrum, with the need to delineate between the person who threw five on it a week ago, but who still has evidence of weed in their bodily fluids, and the person who’s dangerously blazed right this moment.

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The startup behind the world’s first cannabis breathalyzer just raised a fresh $30 million and offered a glimpse at how the device works

Shawn Ellis, a managing director at NFP Ventures, sees Hound’s device as an alternative to test methods currently used across industries like construction and trucking. Those tests can’t distinguish between someone who just smoked and someone who used several days before.

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Oakland-based company creates breath detector for pot, alcohol

“The good thing is that if it is not in your breath, then you are very unlikely to have used recently,” said Dr. Lynn.

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Calif. company offers answers to impaired driving with marijuana breathalyzer

In addition to identifying impaired drivers, the test could also help suspected impaired drivers who are not guilty, too. With the breathalyzer, an officer will be able to determine if a suspected driver is not under the influence.

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Could a dual-purpose breathalyzer keep drugged drivers off the road?

“Even though it’s legal, it’s not legal to drive impaired,” [Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael] said. “Allowing the officers on the street to have the right tools to address this is very important.”

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Marijuana in Massachusetts

Warren Tolman told Boston Herald Radio Wednesday about a new pot breath test that will be a tool for cops in identifying impaired drivers on the road.

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Director of Business Development at Hound Labs joins Morning Meeting

People have to realize it’s not legal to drive impaired, period. […] While you or I may not do it, it’s the person in the car behind us or in front of us that is driving stoned who is going to pose a problem to us and our families.

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