9/3/2015
Work First drug-testing a sham

We have previously expressed our ambivalence when it comes to mandatory drug-testing for people to receive welfare, primarily because we are unaware of any study that shows that money spent on the testing is less than what is saved in extended benefits, therefore putting the taxpayers into the black. [...]

9/2/2015
Higher Ground: The CannaQuiz

Take the Higher Ground CannaQuiz and see how you rate! Unless you have a medical-marijuana card, it is illegal for you to grow marijuana. While all the other legal states allow home grows, Washington does not. [...]

9/2/2015
FAA Proposes $174,600 Civil Penalty Against Mesa Airlines

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration proposes a $174,600 civil penalty against Mesa Airlines of Phoenix for allegedly violating federal drug and alcohol testing regulations. The FAA alleges that Mesa hired six employees for safety-sensitive positions - five aircraft dispatchers and one quality assurance inspector - but failed to place them in its random drug and alcohol testing pools. [...]

9/2/2015
A new, deadly drug is extremely popular among high-school...

Synthetic cannabinoids, commonly referred to as synthetic marijuana, are a new deadly drug that are soaring in popularity among high-school-aged students, according to the US Drug Enforcement Administration. "[Synthetic cannabinoids] are the second most popular drug used by high school seniors, with marijuana being the first," DEA spokesman Matthew Barden told Business Insider. [...]

9/2/2015
Dentists Drill Patients for Drug Abuse Information

A new survey has found that more than three out of every four U.S. dentists ask their patients about illegal drug use. More than 1,200 dentists nationwide responded to the survey. [...]

9/1/2015
Louisiana Governor Approves Bill Allowing Hair Samples to Be Used for Drug Testing

Governor Bobby Jindal recently approved Act 74, which clarifies that hair tests are an acceptable method for employers to drug test potential hires. Hair testing detects drug use by an individual up to 90 days prior to the day the test is given. [...]

9/1/2015
WBC Prez Explains New VADA Drug Testing Program

The World Boxing Council made headlines when it issued a press release on taking a strong stance for a cleaner sport. The sanctioning body has embarked on a joint venture with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency entitled the "WBC Clean Boxing Program'. [...]

9/1/2015
Marijuana's Legal, Now What?

Just a few years ago, cannabis was lumped into the illegal drug category along with heroin, cocaine, meth and plenty of other dangerous, addictive and impairing substances. It went without saying, marijuana did not belong in the workplace. [...]

9/1/2015
150 cops in NegOcc negative in drug test

ALL 150 personnel of the Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Group subjected to random drug testing were found negative for illegal drug use. Senior Superintendent Samuel Nacion, officer-in-charge of Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office , said Monday they do not have the copy of the official result from the crime laboratory yet, but initial report showed that no one turned out positive. [...]

8/31/2015
Employer drug tests for pot to be discussed in Bellingham

A former TV reporter fired after testing positive for pot use will talk about how she thinks such tests are unfair during a free presentation Wednesday, Sept. 2. She was driving a work car when she got into a fender-bender while on assignment for KEZI on May 22 and was ordered, per company policy, to undergo a drug test. [...]

8/31/2015
Thief caught by using GPS gets prison time

A thief thwarted by a global-positioning system on a tablet computer he stole from a car was sentenced Thursday to six months at the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio. Robert Selvera, 25, of the 600 block of Segur Avenue, also was ordered by Lucas County Common Pleas Judge Ian English to spend six months at the Correctional Treatment Facility, six months in the Lucas County Work Release Program, and six months on electronic monitoring. [...]

8/31/2015
What MMA writers won't dare write about?

MMA writers are quick to jump on athletes who overstep the bounds of political correctness, fail drug tests, and in some cases even break the law. Here's an idea that you aren't very likely to ever hear a sports writer write about. [...]

8/30/2015
Home of the Brave plans new women's facility

The Home of the Brave Foundation has announced plans to move its women's facility to the same 5-acre parcel outside Milford where the men's facility is located. The Home of the Brave Foundation has plans to move its homeless female veterans facility from downtown Milford to the five-acre site where its men's' facility has operated for nearly 20 years. [...]

8/30/2015
No drug tests yet in Work First program

Although drug testing became a requirement for some applicants and recipients of Work First benefits on Aug. 3, almost a month later no one has been tested for drugs. According to Sandra Cox, who manages the program for the Robeson County Department of Social Services, none of 40 recent applicants for the program that provides parents short-term training and other services that help them find jobs and become self-sufficient met state requirements for mandatory drug testing. [...]

8/30/2015
Man on probation charged with using 'Whizzinator' to pass drug test

Tyler Endicott, 20, was on probation in Indiana for unlawful possession of a controlled substance when he was caught using a device called the "Whizzinator" to try to cheat on a probation drug test, prosecutors said Saturday. Tyler Endicott, 20, was on probation in Indiana for unlawful possession of a controlled substance when he was caught using a device called the "Whizzinator" to try to cheat on a probation drug test, prosecutors said Saturday. [...]