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'Game-changer' breathalyzer test for marijuana is a billion times more sensitive than alcohol test

'Game-changer' breathalyzer test for marijuana is a billion times more sensitive than standard alcohol test and will tell cops if suspects are stoned * Devices from Hound Labs can tell how recently someone has consumed THC * One from Sanntek can detect whether someone is high in a similar way * Veteran emergency department physician and reserve deputy sheriff who created the item believes 'if someone is not stoned, they shouldn't be arrested'  * Marijuana byproduct THC can stay in system for up to a month and DUI court cases that are often often thrown out are expensive for law enforcement * Hound recently secured $30million in Series D financing from Philadelphia growth equity fund, Intrinsic Capital Partners, to bring it to market in 2020  * It's estimated to retail for $5,000 each and onetime cartridges around $20 each * John Hudak, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution said: 'It's a game changer' By Leah Simpson For Dailymail.comPublished: 14:17 BST, 20 October 2019 | Updated: 00:26 BST, 21 October 2019 New marijuana breathalyzer tests that are billion times more sensitive than one for testing alcohol levels have been dubbed a 'game-changer' by researchers.Some law enforcement agencies across the country have been reluctant to have marijuana legalized in their states, worried relaxed rules for the drug could lead to an explosion of impaired drivers on the road.But now cops could loosen up to the idea, thanks to devices from Hound Labs and Sanntek that can tell how recently someone has consumed THC, a by-product of marijuana, and in turn detecting whether they're likely to be high.'With alcohol, if you have over 0.08% in your blood, there's the presumption that you're intoxicated,' Christopher Leusner, head of the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police, told the Philadelphia Inquirer. 'There hasn't been a blood test or a breath test that can determine if you're impaired by marijuana.'The Hound Labs device was developed by researchers at University of California at Berkeley and San Francisco and Mike Lynn, a veteran emergency department physician from Oakland who's also a reserve deputy sheriff.Blood tests for marijuana can read positive even if the drug was consumed up to a month ago. But the Hound - which recently secured $30million in Series D financing from Philadelphia growth equity fund, Intrinsic Capital Partners, to bring it to m ...Read more

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