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Now that cannabis is legal in a growing number of U.S. states, the use of THC breathalyzers — a thing that’s been discussed at great length — is imperative.
After several false starts and pandemic-related delays, it seems that their long-awated introduction into the world could be imminent.
For example, Oakland, Calif.-based Hound Labs reports it is getting ready to launch its Hound Marijuana Breathalyzer, a device that the company claims can detect the THC molecule in the breath.
The device received a boost from an improbable source: COVID-19. It was originally designed as a product to detect pneumonia, but once the pandemic hit, the company shifted towards the detection of COVID-19.
“Hound Labs created the COVID-19 breathalyzer based on the same exquisitely sensitive technology platform that we use for the Hound marijuana breathalyzer that’s coming to market later this year,” company CEO Dr. Mike Lynn told FOX43.