“For the first few hours after you light up or eat an edible, a breathalyzer can detect the THC that is transferred from the bloodstream and into the lungs — just like alcohol.”
“Hound Labs created the COVID-19 breathalyzer based on the same exquisitely sensitive technology platform that we use for the HOUND MARIJUANA BREATHALYZER,” said Dr. Mike Lynn, the CEO of Hound Labs.”
Hound Labs’ solution is a key method to help both employees and companies maintain safety in all areas of the supply chain. Companies now have an accurate way to determine whether or not employees recently used marijuana prior to coming to the job site.
“A breathalyzer developed to find molecules of THC – the psychoactive chemical in marijuana – is being repurposed to test for the novel coronavirus on patients’ breath.”
“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?’”
Dr. Mike Lynn, CEO and Co-Founder of Hound Labs, describes some of the scientific challenges the company overcame to create the Hound breathalyzer.
“We aren’t measuring impairment, we’re measuring THC in breath where it lasts a very short period of time, providing objective data about THC in breath to law enforcement and employers to use in conjunction with other information they have gathered,” said Hound Labs founder Mike Lynn, an emergency room doctor, reserve deputy sheriff and venture capitalist.”
Cops want to know who’s driving while stoned. Tests are being developed, but level of impairment after smoking weed is still hard to measure.
The difficulty with [blood testing] is police typically need a judge’s approval and then need a trained phlebotomist to draw the blood, a process that can easily take a couple of hours. By then, studies show, most of the THC in blood has already dissipated, even though the person may still be impaired.