10/31/2014
Jefferies bankers take drug tests to counter divorce claims

Richard Handler, chief executive officer of Jefferies Group LLC, said he and some investment bankers took drug tests to refute claims by the estranged wife of another banker that narcotics use is widespread at the firm. "Suggestions of rampant drug use are pure fabrication," Handler, 53, and Chairman Brian Friedman, 58, said in a memo posted Friday on the firm's website. [...]

10/31/2014
Defendant with possible positive drug test released from custody

Kevin M. Mock, 35, of Hartland Center Road, Collins, said a local restaurant has promised he can keep his job as a cook if he can show proof he was in jail and wasn't taking a vacation. Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway granted Mock a personal recognizance bond, but warned him he was giving him another chance on bond -- despite this being his second positive drug screen. [...]

10/31/2014
Drug tests on mothers' hair links recreational drug use to birth defects

A description used in the hair sampling method used by UCL researchers to detect drugs in the hair of women who had recently given birth. Credit: Anna David, UCL Drug tests on 517 mothers in English inner city hospitals found that nearly 15% had taken recreational drugs during pregnancy and that mothers of babies with birth defects of the brain were significantly more likely to have taken drugs than mothers with normal babies. [...]

10/31/2014
Can State Medical Marijuana Laws Trump Employer Rights?

Currently, 23 states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws which allow a lawful level of marijuana use. One question which comes up often in such states is whether an employer can lawfully terminate an employee who fails a drug test. [...]

10/31/2014
Marijuana could be spoiler in Fla. governor's race

In this Oct. 8, 2014 photo, an individual displays their support for marijuana reform, during a debate in Boca Raton, Fla. The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. [...]

10/31/2014
So What Is All The Buzz About?

With the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, advocates in Alaska say they already have enough signatures to get it on the ballot for August. Marijuana is now legal to use in the privacy of your home in Colorado and Washington State. [...]

10/31/2014
Psychemedics Corporation Announces Record Revenues

The Company's revenue for the nine months ended "Once again, we had record sales for any quarter in the Company's history for the 3rd time in a row. Our new business growth continues to be strong, accounting for the entire gain in the quarter, as well as offsetting the continued softness in our business due to the less-than-robust hiring/jobs environment. [...]

10/30/2014
Measure 91 discussion: Legal weed's effects on workplace safety, drug testing (your...

The Forest Grove High School graduate sparked a lively conversation this week with a guest opinion explaining why she'll be voting no on Measure 91, the initiative to make recreational pot legal in Oregon. In Oregon, some of the money from taxing sales would be spent on education and drug prevention, she notes. [...]

10/30/2014
Marijuana Users in Michigan Eligible for Unemployment

Medicinal marijuana users in Michigan who are lawfully terminated by their employer for failing a drug test are, according to the Michigan Court of Appeals, entitled to receive unemployment benefits. The state of Michigan legalized the use and possession of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2008, Michigan Medicinal Marihuana Act . [...]

10/30/2014
Van Wert Court news - Oct. 30, 2014

Ike Lewis Jr. 29, Detroit, changed his plea to guilty to identity fraud, a felony of the fifth degree. He then requested and was granted Treatment in Lieu of Conviction and his case was stayed pending completion of his counseling program. [...]

10/30/2014
UK drugs policy: What you need to know

UK drug policies have come under attack from ministers within the coalition government, with senior Liberal Democrats saying current rules are "nonsensical" and arguing for a "smarter approach" to the problem. They point to a Home Office report which suggests "no apparent correlation" between the "toughness" of a country's drug laws and the level of drug use - but a Tory MP said the Lib Dems had "hijacked" the report for political gain. [...]

10/30/2014
Courthouse Records

Sarah Whiting , 24, of 209 Church St., Clinton, was placed on probation for 3 years after pleading guilty to unarmed robbery. The charge was amended from armed robbery . [...]

10/30/2014
Uber Wins Initial Ruling Against Nevada Bid to Block It

Uber Technologies Inc. defeated a bid by Nevada regulators to immediately block its ride-sharing service while the state fights to permanently halt its operations. Uber started operating in Las Vegas and Reno on Oct. 24, according to the state's request to block its business filed the same day. [...]

10/30/2014
California Malpractice Proposition Hit by Polls, Studies, Spending

Two recent studies say a proposition on California's November ballot to raise the pain and suffering cap for medical malpractice lawsuits will increase medical costs and malpractice premiums. The studies and heavy advertising by the opposition to Proposition 46, the Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors Initiative, may be among the reasons the once-popular initiative has been losing ground over the last few months. [...]

10/30/2014
Editorial: School drug testing plan effective for athletes

More than a decade of data about Bartholomew Consolidated School Corp.'s random drug testing program shows two important things: It works, and the district's decision to adopt it was valid. Larry Perkinson, the district's student assistance coordinator, began counseling students during the 1996-97 school year. [...]