Fitness for Duty Summit Highlights Cannabis Impairment Tests and Tools

Fitness for Duty Summit Highlights Cannabis Impairment Tests and Tools (Daily Commercial News)

UF startup Cannabix Technologies gets a shout-out at the Fitness for Duty Summit in Ontario. The summit centers on concerns surrounding the newly legalized recreational use of marijuana in Canada. Cannabix is developing a roadside or a work-site breathalyzer that will detect levels of THC present in the breath.

With the legalization of cannabis coming into effect in a week, there is widespread concern in the construction industry surrounding fitness for duty, but one organization says new innovations in impairment testing are on the horizon.

DriverCheck Inc., which provides medical testing and assessments, held a Fitness for Duty Summit in Milton, Ont. on Oct. 3 and 4, ahead of the Oct. 17 legalization date.

Connor Page, business development manager at DriverCheck, hosted a session billed as the Quest for an Impairment Test, where he discussed available and emerging technologies.

“I’m here to tell you that we’ll get better and I’ll tell you why — because we’re on the quest for an impairment test, a quest I would argue that should have been completed prior to legalization,” said Page. “The future is bright because there are new and emerging devices that are on the market or almost on the market.”

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