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Secret Savings of Drug Testing: How Cannabis Breath Testing Can Boost Your ROI

Secret Savings of Drug Testing: How Cannabis Breath Testing Can Boost Your ROI

As the costs to recruit, retain, hire and train employees continue to increase, savvy employers recognize the use of breath tests for cannabis is the solution to balancing workplace safety, employee retention and testing policies that accommodate use outside of the workday.

Prior to the era of legal cannabis, zero-tolerance drug testing programs were the norm. Under these traditional policies, applicants and employees who rendered positive results were typically excused from employment.

However, cannabis legalization, increasing cannabis use and a tight labor market all play a role in redefining the ROI of cannabis testing.

In short, a positive drug test no longer drives much of the ROI of cannabis testing – instead, it’s the negative test for cannabis that drives most of the savings.

To help manage this workplace safety issue, Safety Consultants USA has partnered with Hound Labs, creator of the HOUND® CANNABIS BREATHALYZER. You can request more information from us and place a pre-order with us on our partnership page.

Earlier in May 2023, Hound Labs hosted a FREE Webinar so employers and safety professionals could learn more about the value of breath testing and how to leverage this new method to improve cost savings related to risk.

Here is a link to the recorded webinar.



  • Reinforce the primary purpose of drug testing – detecting and deterring substance use.
  • Identify unexpected costs associated with substance use in the workplace.
  • Highlight the value of breath testing’s narrow cannabis detection window.
  • Share how breath testing helps provide financial risk mitigation.


Nina M. French is President of Employer + Law Enforcement Solutions at Hound Labs, Inc. She has more than 30 years of experience in the employee screening industry and a deep understanding of drug testing program design, technologies, policies, state laws, and federal regulations. In addition to holding a leadership role at a major drug testing services provider, Nina co-founded a consulting firm providing drug testing and screening guidance to hundreds of clients. Nina frequently speaks at conferences and regularly contributes to the Hound Labs blog as well as other industry publications.