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Houndlabs Inc. has created the world’s first cannabis breathalyzer

Along with the legalization of cannabis comes new laws to make sure everyone is safe. As I wrote last week in my article regarding the approval of cannabis in Amsterdam, places that permit cannabis are now enacting laws forbidding people under the influence of cannabis to drive. In order to control this, the breathalyzer was created to test for alcohol. Now, Hound Labs, Inc. has created the world’s first cannabis breathalyzer.

Who is the team behind HoundLabs, Inc?

Dr. Mike Lynn, an ER physician, reserve deputy sheriff, and former venture capitalist and Mr. Kuni, a patent attorney with an extensive technical background in engineering and science cofounded the company in Oakland, California in 2014. Their device was also developed in partnership with scientists The team now consists of Jenny Lynn, the CMO, Daniel Jones, the business analyst, Louisa Ashford, the marketing manager, Matt Francis, and Dan Fletcher.

What issues are HoundLabs, Inc solving?

With the growing legalization of cannabis, there has to be laws enacted to protect everyone’s safety. Although the effects of cannabis are not as drastic as alcohol, it is still illegal to drive while under the influence of cannabis. Research has shown that the negative effects increase lane waving, delayed reaction time, and not able to focus on the road. It is very hard for officials to get an exact number on how many car crashes are caused by people who were under the influence of cannabis while driving because cannabis can stay in the body for months at a time. Therefore, when the person is tested and cannabis shows up in their system, it is nearly impossible for them to be able to pinpoint exactly when the person was under the influence. HoundLabs Inc has created the world’s first dual cannabis and alcohol breathalyzer to identify and measure recent cannabis and alcohol use.


Despite the fact that this product is mainly in law enforcement's’ hands, Mike Flynn is firm that their goal is not to arrest people.


“To be very specific, we were trying to educate people about (how) it’s illegal to drive stoned.”


He claims that the readings of THC levels in the breath did correlate to how recently the driver consumed cannabis. The drivers who failed these tests were not arrested; they were actually taken to a safe location.

The product has been successfully tested by the Lompoc, California police department.

How does this breathalyzer work?

Once the breathalyzer has captured a sufficient breath sample, it performs an automated process to analyze the breath sample. The device is programmed to perform a series of automated routines that happen within a single use, disposable cartridge. First, it chemically isolates the THC molecules from the breath sample and then generates a composition for measurement. The automated process then triggers a measurement mechanism to optically measure the THC level in the generated composition, outputting a measurement value in picograms on the display. The resulting measurement value corresponds the level of THC present in the breath sample at the time it is collected. This entire process lasts only a couple of minutes.

What’s next for HoundLabs, Inc?
They are planning to conduct more field trials, conduct the clinical trials, and obtain even more data. They want to make sure they ride the balance between safety and fairness in making sure the right people get off the road while making sure to not arrest those that are not currently under the influence. They plan on raising additional funding to ready the company for commercialization and a targeted product launch towards the end of 2017.

[Original Source: http://www.directcannabisnetwork.com/hound-labs-inc-created-worlds-first-cannabis-breathalyzer/]

 Lucia Napolez Lucia Napolez
Director of Client Relations & Operations • Direct Cannabis Network

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He’s The First-born Among Many Brethren

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29). 

As Christians, we’re not ordinary; we’re like Jesus: glorified, full of power, dominion and
authority. We’re not beggars, slaves, or paupers; we’re sons and daughters of God. Some Christians act or talk like beggars when they pray; they’d say, “Father, we’re
nothing before you….” How can we be nothing before one who has brought us into oneness with Himself? Read the opening verse again; it says we were predestinated to be conformed to the image of the Son of God, Jesus Christ—the first-born among many brethren—not among many slaves. We’re His brothers and sisters. Let this understanding change your perception of God, and your opinion of yourself. Instead of praying, “Oh Lord, please help me; bless me, do this or that for me” say, “Lord, I thank you that I’m blessed in all things, and with all things, because I’m a
joint-heir with Christ.” Oh, the depth, enormity and magnitude of His love, to have brought us into such a wonderful union with Himself! What great honour to become partakers
of His life, carriers of His glory, dispensers of His grace and the expression of His righteousness! His plan for us
He’s The First-born Among
Many Brethren
For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate
to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might
be the firstborn among many brethren (Romans 8:29).
Romans 8:1-17
Psalms 68-69
Isaiah 55
Father, I thank you for the
privilege and honour to know
that you delight in me personally.
In your presence, I have mercy
and find grace to help in time of
need. Before I call, you answer;
and while I’m yet speaking, you
hear me. I’m conditioned by
your love to walk in joy, victory,
and prosperity always, in Jesus’
Name. Amen.
before the foundations of the world has been fulfilled
in Christ Jesus. The Bible says now are we the sons of
God (1 John 3:2); not later; not when we get to heaven,
but NOW! Hallelujah!
After His resurrection, the Bible no longer refers
to Jesus as the only begotten of the Father. Rather,
He’s called the first begotten of the dead (Revelation
1:5); that is, the first to be born again. When we were
born again, we became God’s begotten children just
like Jesus. He’s the first-born among a special race of
super-beings, and we’re not second to Him, we’re one
with Him. As He is, so are we in this world (1 John
4:17). The Bible says, “For both he that sanctifieth
and they who are sanctified are all of one: for which
cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren

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