4/20/2015
Rebranding Pot: How Squares Are Sparking The Next Massive Industry

Five years ago, Brendan Kennedy had to psych himself for a tough conversation with his wife, Maria. Until that point, Kennedy had taken a pretty straightforward path for a tech entrepreneur. [...]

4/20/2015
DeKalb Health cuts ribbon on $6.7M facility

Healthcare options in DeKalb County are expanding. The hospital held an open house Sunday afternoon to show off its new North Campus . [...]

4/20/2015
Northwestern District drug testing initiative positive for students

Schools from across the state are reaching out to Northwestern Local, asking for pointers on implementing and executing drug and alcohol screenings. Last fall, Northwestern rolled out a random screening policy in which high school and middle school students participating in athletics and extracurricular activities are tested. [...]

4/20/2015
Drugs in Natural Bodybuilding - Struggling against the Cancer Within

It seems like everyone in bodybuilding is seeking an "edge" - not so much by the traditional methods of training harder or training smarter anymore but, rather, by supplementation, pharmacology, or some combination of the two. And, sometimes there isn't much, if any, difference between supplementation and pharmacology as evidenced by the many nutritional companies that have been busted for mixing trace levels of illegal performance-enhancing drugs with their products to gain their own "edge" in the supplement industry. [...]

4/20/2015
Legal Pot And Your Job

I was a Fortune 500 HR SVP for ten million years, but I was an opera singer before I ever heard the term HR. The higher I got in the corporate world, the more operatic the action became. [...]

4/19/2015
Legalized and medical marijuana runs afoul of drug testing in the workplace

At a Society for Human Resource Management conference in Washington DC last month, a session on drug testing in the workplace was so heavily attended that organizers had to switch rooms to accommodate the audience. Even then, it was standing room only. [...]

4/19/2015
Voodoo Tuna

Catch up on these stories and others you might have missed over the past week from Fairview Park, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township. North Olmsted schools consider random drug testing for many high school students: North Olmsted High school students could face random drug tests beginning this fall under a proposal before the school board. [...]

4/19/2015
Heroin is a white-people problem: Bad medicine, economic rot and the...

If you happened to live near a certain clinic in Portsmouth, Ohio, in the early 2000s, you might find yourself regularly answering your doorbell to people asking to buy your urine. The town, once awarded All-American City status by the National Civic League, stands across the Ohio River from the site of America's first "pill mill" - a medical office, usually posing as a "pain clinic," where people can easily obtain prescriptions for pain-killers - opened in 1979. [...]

4/19/2015
7 weedless ways to celebrate 4/20

April 20 is the stoner holiday, designated as the perfect date to spark up and smoke marijuana . But hey, maybe you just aren't feeling it this year. [...]

4/19/2015
Fonfara: It Doesn't Matter How I Win In, Decision or KO

While fans and media are divided on who will come out on top in Saturday's showdown between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andrzej Fonfara, the consensus opinion is that the bout will likely end in a controversial decision. Chavez Jr. returns for the first time in more than 13 months as he faces Fonfara, a legitimate Top 10 light heavyweight who gave World champion Adonis Stevenson a scare less than a year ago. [...]

4/19/2015
Nick Kyrgios slams ITF on Twitter for drug testing him 'more than' other players

The International Tennis Federation found themselves on the receiving ends of Australian teen tennis star Nick Kyrgios' scathing tweets, as he accused them of drug testing him more than other players. Kyrgios had won a wildcard to the Barcelona Open but on touching down in Spain he found a team of ITF doctors waiting for him. [...]

4/18/2015
Coroner William Lisman calls pinpointing drugs that cause overdose deaths difficult

County Coroner William Lisman said the answer is straightforward in four cases because heroin was the only drug in the victims' system, but the rest involve a mix of at least two drugs and/or alcohol. Lisman said he categorizes overdoses involving multiple drugs as "poly-pharmacy" because he doesn't believe there's an absolute way to prove which substance put the deceased over the edge. [...]

4/18/2015
Bad actors in supplement sphere getting worse and only...

Critics of the dietary supplement industry who were invited to speak at the scientific conference held this week at the University of Mississippi were pulling no punches. Olivier Rabin, PhD, of the World Anti Doping Agency, renewed a call for more stringent regulation of dietary supplement manufacturers. [...]

4/18/2015
NFL drug testing set to start Monday April 20

The San Francisco 49ers wrapped up Week 2 of their offseason workout program, and it would appear they will be back next week for phase two of the program. Next week also brings an important offseason date for players. [...]

4/18/2015
Sick Kids shuts down hair, drug and alcohol tests at Motherisk lab

The Hospital for Sick Children has permanently discontinued hair drug and alcohol tests at its embattled Motherisk Drug Testing Laboratory after an internal review “further explored and validated” previous, and as yet undisclosed, “questions and concerns.” The decision, announced on Friday, comes amid a Star investigation and mounting pressure from critics to shutter the lab, whose hair drug and alcohol tests have been used in criminal and child protection cases across the country, typically as evidence of parental substance abuse. “Over the past six weeks, the hospital has continued to review its decision to suspend the laboratory's operations,” the hospital said in a statement. [...]