10/1/2014
Court hears case of Colo. worker fired over pot

Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case involving a medical marijuana patient who was fired by his employer after failing a drug test in 2010. Court hears case of Colo. [...]

10/1/2014
Drug Tests: Suspects to be swabbed for traces of heroin and cocaine

SUSPECTS held in police custody are to be swabbed for the presence of heroin and cocaine in a drive to steer drug users away from crime and into treatment. A groundbreaking "Test On Arrest" scheme is underway in Durham force area in which police custody staff will take mouth swabs from people detained for certain "trigger" offences associated with drug use, such as burglary or shoplifting. [...]

10/1/2014
BCSO: Four-year-old tests positive for meth, 4 drug arrests made

Baldwin County sheriff's deputies said a welfare concern investigation found a 4-year-old child with meth in its system, and put four adults behind bars. Authorities said they were called to 15737 Highway 98 Lot E for the tip, which said there was a possible meth lab at the location. [...]

10/1/2014
SL Letter of the Day: My Least Favorite Question Ever

Until about 24 hours ago, I was celibate for over two years. Despite some rare and brief moments of loneliness, I really didn't mind it; I'd get high, ride my bike, write music... I was fulfilled in ways I never had time for when I was dating, in a relationship, or regularly trying to hook up online or in bars. [...]

10/1/2014
Half-naked celebrity cleared of drug charges

Model and actor Julien Kang was not high on drugs when he was caught walking around half-naked in public, the National Forensic Service confirmed on Wednesday. The local police said the Korean-French actor's drug test results were negative, citing the state forensic agency. [...]

10/1/2014
Cung Le tests positive for HGH following UFC Fight Night: Macau, suspended for nine months

UFC middleweight competitor Cung Le has been suspended for nine months following a positive drug test for Human Growth Hormone. Just after a month following their encounter in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Macau, it appears that Cung Le has tested positive for Human Growth Hormone and has been suspended for nine months. [...]

9/30/2014
'We see ecstasy, we see meth, you name it': Dogs on drugs no laughing matter, says SPCA

File photo: Roxy the Surf Dog waits for her heat in the X Large division during the 6th Annual Surf Dog competition on September 28, 2014.The B.C. SPCA's Marcie Moriarty said it's important that pet owners are honest with veterinarians and the SPCA if they suspect their pet has ingested drugs, so the animal can be cared for appropriately. A dog that was checked into hospital after it went on an accidental drug bender in Yaletown has been returned to its owner on the condition the animal finds sobriety. [...]

9/30/2014
Vestavia Hills City Schools launch 'Drug Awareness Team, drug testing program

Vestavia Hills City Schools held the first meeting of its Drug Awareness Team, a new initiative in the system's fight against substance abuse among young people, earlier this month. The Drug Awareness Team consists of administrators from the district level, middle schools and high school, a representative from a local drug testing agency, a Drug Court judge, members of the city's PTO and Leadership Vestavia Hills, school counselors, and Brad Blount, a Vestavia Hills High School alumnus who speaks publicly about his recovery from drug addiction. [...]

9/30/2014
How Marijuana Legislation Will Affect Drug Testing In The Workplace

This blog features contributors who don't regularly write for Forbes but who have timely insight on starting, running and expanding small businesses. Coverage ranges from finance and technology to policy and legal issues. [...]

9/30/2014
Peaceful Demonstration Against Drugs & Alcohol On Reservation

Just outside the courthouse, a few tribal members gathered Monday morning to demonstrate at the site of the Ron Fischer Junior manslaughter trial. Not to protest Fischer's trial, but rather draw awareness to what they see as an ongoing problem on the reservation when it comes to drugs and alcohol. [...]

9/30/2014
Before the Colorado Supreme Court: Pot is legal, but can you still be fired for using it?

Brandon Coats, a quadriplegic medical marijuana patient who was fired by the Dish Network after failing a drug test more than four years ago, says he still can't find steady work because employers are wary of his off-duty smoking. In a case being closely watched around the country, Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in Coats' case, which could have big implications for pot smokers in the first state to legalize recreational sales of the drug. [...]

9/30/2014
Courthouse Records

Jonathan Santiago , 30, of 6 Gates St., Worcester, was sentenced to 2 to 21 2 years in Walpole State Prison after pleading guilty to unarmed robbery. The charge was amended from armed robbery . [...]

9/30/2014
Amanda Bynes goes from 'dull and boring' to busted with a DUI

Actress Amanda Bynes was arrested on suspicion of DUI Monday after she allegedly stopped in the middle of an LA intersection. Just a few days ago Detroit Celebrity Examiner reported that Amanda Bynes was "dull and boring" on social media these days. [...]

9/30/2014
Proposition 46 physician drug testing mandate may harm patients it aims to protect

A new California ballot initiative being touted as a patient safety measure may create more problems than it solves, according to two new commentaries being published in Annals of Internal Medicine . Proposition 46, the Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative would mandate random drug and alcohol testing of physicians and quadruple the cap on medical malpractice awards to $1.1 million. [...]

9/30/2014
California's Prop. 46 Could Lead to Mandatory Drug Testing of Physicians

A pair of commentaries in the Annals of Internal Medicine comes out strongly against California's ballot measure, Proposition 46, which, among other things, would mandate hospitals to test physicians for drugs and alcohol. positive results leading to immediate suspension of a physician's license, with no timetable specified for an investigation and hearing; a punitive approach - test results may be available for civil or criminal litigation, which may make impaired physicians try to avoid detection for as long as possible. [...]