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Drug Testing News

7/26/2017
Refusal To Hire Medical Pot Users Just Got Riskier-At Least In Rhode Island

Seyfarth Synopsis : On May 23, 2017, in Callaghan v. Darlington Fabrics Co ., a Rhode Island Superior Court issued a unique decision regarding employer obligations to medical marijuana users. [...]

7/26/2017
Small businesses fight to avoid consequences of drug epidemic

Employees who use drugs cost employers big time when it comes to productivity loss. Our economy desperately needs workers, but more and more people in our country are jobless because they're failing drug tests. [...]

7/26/2017
USD 309 adopts random drug-testing program

Nickerson-South Hutchinson USD 309 students in Grades 7-12 will be part of a random drug-testing pool this coming school year if they participate in a Kansas State High School Activities Association-sponsored activity. [...]

7/25/2017
WayHome revises policy, allows attendees to bring naloxone

WayHome music festival officials previously told festivalgoers to leave both drug test kits and naloxone at home. The festival has since changed its position. [...]

7/25/2017
Workers Using Marijuana May Be Protected From Employer Drug Testing

Workers using marijuana for both medicinal and recreational purposes are protected from being fired for failing employer drug tests, according to the Maine Department of Labor. The department cautioned employers Monday from testing for marijuana because there are no state laws allowing a business to reject or fire a worker on those grounds. [...]

7/25/2017
6 Drugs That Contain Phencyclidine (PCP) And May Cause False Positive On A Drug Test

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7/25/2017
Christie demands changes to strict group home oversight bill spurred by choking death

Gov. Chris Christie said he would sign a law that imposes tougher oversight over group homes for people with developmental disabilities, but not the "impractical" version state lawmakers approved last month. In a conditional veto statement released Sunday, the governor offered up a less ambitious version of the legislation, named after Stephen Komninos, a man who choked to death while under the supervision of a paid caretaker. [...]

7/25/2017
Massachusetts Supreme Court Finds Medical Marijuana Users Protected from Adverse Employment Action

Beginning when the first states legalized use of marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, employers began speculating whether legislatures and courts in those states would continue to permit employers to exclude persons from employment who test positive for marijuana use. For years, these states have refused to restrict employers from establishing rules prohibiting them from taking adverse action against applicants and employees who test positive for marijuana, even in the absence of evidence of use or intoxication while at work. [...]

7/25/2017
Economy Needs Workers, but Drug Tests Take a Toll

Just a few miles from where President Trump will address his blue-collar base here Tuesday night, exactly the kind of middle-class factory jobs he has vowed to bring back from overseas are going begging. It's not that local workers lack the skills for these positions, many of which do not even require a high school diploma but pay $15 to $25 an hour and offer full benefits. [...]

7/25/2017
Affidavit: Jasper County woman exposed 2 children, ages 8, 3, to meth

Deputies with the Jasper County Sheriff's Office arrested a 36-year-old woman in connection to allegations that two young children who lived in her home tested positive for meth. Jewel R. Burch was booked in to the Jasper County jail on two second-degree endangering a child charges. [...]

7/24/2017
'Everything' bagels caused positive drug test for Oregon refuge occupier, attorney says

Federal supervision officers have cited concerns that Blomgren has been using opiates, which would be a violation of his release conditions, based on a positive result for morphine on a May urinalysis test. But Blomgren's defense lawyer and investigator argued, based on an outside expert's opinion and review of the test results, that poppy seeds could not be eliminated as the source of the morphine, according to court papers. [...]

7/24/2017
Spanish islands approve booze-free and bloodless bullfights

Lawmakers in Spain's Balearic Islands have banned spectators under age 18, alcohol and the killing or harming of animals at regional bullfights. [...]

7/24/2017
Nearly 70 percent of businesses in northern Colorado still drug test for marijuana, study says

Rotherham, owner of the Nature's Herbs and Wellness pot shop in Garden City, said trying the marijuana products allows his employees to better assist their customers, whether that's making recommendations for first-timers or describing the effects of the products to not-so-first-timers. Rotherham said his employees shouldn't be noticeably stoned when on the clock, but lighting up off the clock ultimately makes them better employees. [...]

7/24/2017
Could Cristina Barbuto's Court Win Help Coloradans Fired for Medical Pot?

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has ruled that a company acted improperly when it fired medical marijuana patient Cristina Barbuto after she tested positive for pot. The Colorado Supreme Court reached the opposite conclusion in an analogous 2015 case, determining that DISH had the right to dismiss paralyzed MMJ patient Brandon Coats following his own positive test for cannabis. [...]

7/24/2017
Road accidents caused by driving under the influence of drugs

121 from 2008 states that any highway driver that tests positive in a random drug test, will have their license withdrawn for a period no more than 2 years. Violators will be referred to the public persecution, punished with imprisonment for a period of no less than 2 years, and fined LE 10,000 . [...]