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
To test out the marijuana breathalyzer, Lynn said Hound Labs has conducted hundreds of tests, even going so far as to recruit drivers to smoke weed and drive through an enclosed, monitored test track. -Read Full Article
The need to objectively test for marijuana-impaired drivers is growing. Yet existing drug testing methods and breathalyzers fall short. Hear how Hound Labs is breaking new ground with a breathalyzer that can measure marijuana particles in picograms. Listen Now
Bay Area company develops breathalyzer that can help detect whether or not someone is driving while high
“KRON4’s Maureen Kelly shows the video of a recent road test, which shows what happens once someone under the influence of weed gets behind the wheel.” -Read the full article and watch the video here.
“Drunk people tend to “weave and swerve and not be able to walk a straight line,” Lynn said. “With marijuana, what often happens is it’s the inability or decreased ability to make judgment calls,” like deciding what to do when a kid suddenly stops in a crosswalk up ahead.” Read More
Begins Clinical Trials of the Hound® Marijuana Breathalyzer with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
The device was designed by Hound Labs, with the help of the University of California’s chemistry department – and Hound Labs CEO Mike Lynn (who also happens to be a reserve officer with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office). -Read full article.
“It’s a balance of public safety and fairness– impaired people should not be driving, but drivers should not be punished unfairly under arbitrary levels of THC that can be detected in the blood and saliva that don’t correlate to impairment,” says Lynn. -Read full article.
Mike Lynn, CEO of Hound Labs said, “We were not trying to arrest people. … Sure, we could arrest people and people are arrested every day for driving stoned, but the objective was not to put people in jail but to educate them and use the device if they volunteered so we could get the…
“It’s really that combination of making sure we get the right people off the road and, at the same time, not arresting people that aren’t impaired,” Lynn said. -Read full article.