Marijuana contains at least 113 cannabinoids. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. Many of the cannabinoid compounds are nearly identical in chemical composition but most lack the psychoactive effects of THC. This and other unique complications for a cannabis legalized world require easy sample collection in conjunction with highly specific testing providing quantitative results.
No one likes needles. Drawing blood is expensive, takes time, requires safety procedures and can cause pain when collecting a sample. Urine sampling can have privacy issues and can show positive results indicating past use and not current intoxication. Our technology uses oral fluid (saliva) for testing. Oral fluid is a representative sample of the THC concentration in the body and is simple and easy to collect.
Many cannabinoids are similar in chemical structure. A single alteration of the chemical structure will affect major functional changes. The two molecules of interest are Δ9-THC and Δ8-THC—one will act as an intoxicant and the other is non-psychoactive. Buzzkill Labs technology separates the compounds before analysis preventing false positives.
Our technology is quantitative. Accurate concentration determination is critical to help law enforcement and employers understand the level of drugs in a person’s system at the time of the test.