Driving while stoned? Marijuana 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. View the full article here >

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Driving while stoned? Marijuana 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. View the full article here >

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The startup behind the world’s first marijuana 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 a potential solution to poor hair- and urine-based drug testing 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. View the full article here >

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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. View the full article here >

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Drug Tests Show Marijuana Use at 14-Year High Among Workers

“It makes a difference if someone used marijuana at some point in the last four hours, versus the last four days,” Mr. Hall [executive vice president of environmental health and safety at executive vice president of environmental health and safety] said. View the full article here >

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Blazing the Trail: What the Legalization of Cannabis Means for Canadian Employers

This report summarizes the potential impact of marijuana on the workplace in Canada, including top areas of concern employers may want to address in the future. It covers relevant literature on cannabis as well as recent Conference Board survey research on organizational concerns regarding the legalization of recreational cannabis.   Read Full Report>

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2018 Employer Drug Testing Survey

Current Consulting Group’s second annual Employer Survey provides insights into a broad range of topics, from existing drug testing methodologies to current industry issues such as marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic.   Read Full Report>

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82% of Employers are Concerned about Marijuana Legalization

A new survey of employers in several industries across the country indicates concern about marijuana legalization and increased use. The survey, conducted by OnTarget on behalf of Hound Labs, contains employer views on drug testing policies and hiring in addition to specific concerns.  Marijuana in the Workplace Survey from HoundLabsInc Download Research Report

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Clearing the Haze: The Impacts of Marijuana in the Workplace

Medical cannabis, or marijuana, has been legal in Canada since 1991; however, there have been multiple changes to the laws and a marked increase in the number of Canadians who have registered to purchase medical marijuana. According to Health Canada data, almost 167,000 Canadians were registered to purchase cannabis in the last quarter of 2016/17.  …

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Rule Changes Ahead for 2017

Marti Fisher, Policy Advocate for the California Chamber of Commerce, provides a brief update to her 2016 paper on Marijuana in the Workplace. The 2017 paper examines in greater detail the myriad of issues facing employers now that marijuana is legalized for medical and recreational use. -Read the full article

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