Breath THC testing is in the testing phase with some data being collected by law enforcement agencies. No case law has been established to support Employer location breath THC testing. Breath THC testing can be difficult and potentially expensive due to the lipophilic nature of THC, unlike ethyl alcohol which is water soluble.
This is an oil soluble (cannabis) versus water soluble (alcohol) testing device type and measureable volume concern.
Almost all proposed breath THC testing devices measure the presence of THC in picograms, this is parts per trillionth of a gram (1/1,000,000,000,000). For reference, scientifically validated alcohol testing is measured in grams of alcohol for every 100 ml of blood.
Quick Test™ can assist the Employer with an “in the moment” assessment of a Worker’s cognitive function status to support removal from safety sensitive duties decisions when breath THC testing is available, or is not available, at the Employer location.