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Cannabis Breathalyzer Raises $30M for Commercial Development

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Hound Labs Inc., creator of the world’s first dual marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer, announced the closing of a $30 million Series D financing round to accelerate manufacturing and commercial availability.

This announcement arrives on the heels of peer-reviewed research from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) that validates breath as a viable medium for measuring marijuana use within three hours of smoking.

“Employers throughout the country are seeking practical and effective solutions to balance the new legal paradigms associated with cannabis use while ensuring a safe work environment,” said Shawn Ellis, managing director at NFP Ventures. “Hound Labs has created a marijuana and alcohol breathalyzer that uniquely addresses these concerns and can benefit our clients in a variety of industries – from trucking and construction to logistics and retail.”

Recently published results of a second clinical trial using Hound Labs’ breath technology validate that breath testing is a viable methodology to determine recent marijuana use. The UCSF paper details Dr. Lynch’s findings that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can be reliably detected throughout the three-hour window after smoking marijuana. These findings are significant because global researchers have shown that people are typically most impaired within three hours after smoking marijuana.

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