12/6/2016
Proposal to allow roadside testing for marijuana use is revived

A month after Californians legalized recreational marijuana use, Assemblyman Tom Lackey introduced a bill Monday that would allow law enforcement to use roadside drug testing devices to check for driving under the influence. A former sergeant with the California Highway Patrol , Lackey said his proposal takes on new urgency because of the passage of Proposition 64 on Nov. 8. "The ballot initiative passed this year to legalize marijuana will result in more marijuana consumers on our state's highways and roads," Lackey said in a statement. [...]

12/6/2016
Man fined for driving with drugs in his system

A man has been fined $1200 and disqualified from driving for six months after testing positive to methamphetamine following a roadside drug test in Summer Street CAUGHT: A Kelso man who was caught drug driving in Summer Street appeared in Orange Local Court on Monday. FILE PHOTO A MAN who was caught driving in Summer Street with methamphetamine in his blood was fined $1200 and disqualified from driving for six months in Orange Local Court on Monday. [...]

12/5/2016
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Reach Temporary Custody Agreement

According to court documents obtained by E! News, the former couple's six children will remain in Jolie's custody. Pitt will continue to have "therapeutic visitation" with his kids, as well as attend weekly individual therapy sessions. [...]

12/5/2016
Legalized marijuana use can mean consequences for workers

For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others are keeping a close eye on the still evolving legal, regulatory and political environment. [...]

12/5/2016
Contraband in Queensland's prisons: More than 2700 items found in 2015-16

Alcohol, shivs, electronic devices and items used to cheat drug tests are among 2728 items of contraband discovered at Queensland correctional centres in 2015-16. Arthur Gorrie Correctional Centre at Wacol had the highest number of contraband items found in the past financial year, with 458 items. [...]

12/5/2016
The hypocrisy of sending Selig, but not PED users, to Hall of Fame

Bud Selig deserves his baseball immortality, delivered to him Sunday in the form of a Hall of Fame election. He made an enormous impact, one arguably larger than any of his predecessors in the Commissioner's office, on the game he truly loves. [...]

12/5/2016
Police may let nightclubbers get safety tests on their drugs in bid ...

Police may let nightclubbers get safety tests on their drugs in bid to cut the number of deaths among users Club-goers could be allowed to check the quality of illegal drugs for the first time in a trial that hopes to cut deaths among users. The initiative - which police are considering backing - follows the deaths of 57 people after taking class-A drug ecstasy in England and Wales last year. [...]

12/4/2016
Prescribed Drugs Blur Policies

There is no doubt that America is in the grips of a prescription drug crisis. You cannot turn on the news without seeing a story about the dangers of opioid addiction. [...]

12/4/2016
Drug testing booths to be deployed in UK city centre to help clubbers avoid killer ecstasy

A testing service that allows clubbers to determine the purity of their class A drugs is being deployed in a UK city centre with police showing support for the cocaine and MDMA booths. The first drug-checking service operated by The Loop will launch in Preston on the weekends in the new year. [...]

12/4/2016
Changing marijuana laws aren't necessarily making weed more welcome in the workplace.

For now, many employers appear to be sticking with their drug testing and personal conduct policies, even in states where recreational marijuana use is now permitted. Others are keeping a close eye on the still evolving legal, regulatory and political environment. [...]

12/4/2016
Sentencing delayed for admitted Newton robbery accomplice

Sentencing for the Budd Lake man who admitted to leaving the door of a Newton apartment open so an accomplice could enter and steal money was delayed Monday after the man was found to be ineligible to participate in the state's drug court program. Michael Tremblay, 38, appeared before Judge James DeMarzo on Friday after pleading guilty Oct. 17 to second-degree conspiracy to commit robbery and third-degree theft. [...]

12/4/2016
Parent: Drugs sold in open at Currituck High School

CURRITUCK A parent of a Currituck County High School student told the school board last week she's concerned about what she says are open sales of illegal drugs on school grounds. Andrea Ritter, of Moyock, addressed the board Thursday evening. [...]

12/3/2016
Baby Ryker's autopsy results revealed in London trial of Amanda Dumont and Scott Bakker

EDITOR'S NOTE: This trial is expected to last for several weeks. Reporter Jane Sims is tweeting live from court. [...]

12/3/2016
MLB increases penalties for using banned stimulants

The suspension for a second stimulant violation goes up from 25 to 50 games under a change to the sport's drug agreement announced Friday by the commissioner's office and players' association. A third violation would result in a 100-game penalty, up from 80. The penalty for a first stimulant violation remains follow-up testing and the discipline for a fourth stays at up to a permanent suspension.. [...]

12/3/2016
Kerr tells Comcast SportsNet Bay Area he smoked pot for pain

" Steve Kerr, the reigning NBA Coach of the Year with the Golden State Warriors, acknowledged he tried marijuana twice in the past 18 months while dealing with debilitating back pain. Kerr told Comcast SportsNet Bay Area's Warriors Insider Podcast with Monte Poole on Friday that he used medicinal marijuana but it didn't help " but painkillers have been worse. [...]