10/19/2018
Cannabis legalization: Drug-impaired charges could lead to court...

Canada's decision to legalize cannabis will create a backlog in the courts as those charged with driving while drug-impaired are sure to launch a wave of legal challenges, a lawyer who specializes in impaired driving cases says. Tom Singleton, who has practised criminal law for 25 years in Halifax, says the problem is that the tests police currently use to assess drug impairment are too subjective and somewhat inaccurate. [...]

10/19/2018
Palace to 2019 poll candidates: Volunteer for drug testing

POLITICAL aspirants should go through "voluntary" drug testing to ensure Filipino voters that their preferred candidates in the 2019 midterm elections have no links to illegal drugs, Malacanang said on Friday, October 19. In a radio interview, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said election hopefuls cannot be forced to undergo drug testing. Panelo's statement came following the proposal of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency to conduct surprise drug tests on candidates running in next year's polls. [...]

10/19/2018
Mayweather attacks Canelo lvarez on Instagram over failed...

Mayweather referenced lvarez's failed drug tests for trace elements of clenbuterol, said their 2013 fight was the "easiest night" of his entire career, and scoffed at the Mexican's new $365 million DAZN contract. Mayweather said he could earn $300 million for one fight, on one night, which is almost the same as Canelo would make for 11 fights in five years. [...]

10/19/2018
Laois-Offaly garda carry out second highest number of drink and drug tests in the country

Laois-Offaly garda conduct more drink and drug driving tests than all but one other Garda Division in the country, new figures reveal. The figures were revealed through a parliamentary question from Dublin TD Tommy Broughan who asked the Minister for Justice and Equality Charlie Flanagan to provide the number of mandatory intoxicant tests per county in 2017 and to date in 2018, as well as the number of positive tests and the types of drugs detected. [...]

10/19/2018
States That Legalized Recreational Weed See Increase in Car Accidents, Studies Say

The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative. In its report, the board says that there has been an increase in the number of drug-impaired drivers across the country and that something must be done about it. [...]

10/19/2018
West Michigan businesses grapple with potential impact of marijuana legalization

A detail shot of GMO Cookies hybrid cannabis for sale at Lake Effect medical marijuana provision center in Portage, Mich. Joel Bissell With a vote to legalize recreational marijuana in Michigan just weeks away, Grand Rapids business owners and entrepreneurs are contemplating a future where the cannabis industry is a hotbed of economic activity in the state. [...]

10/19/2018
Virginia woman charged with giving a 10-year-old Suboxone - so she...

Virginia woman charged with giving a 10-year-old Suboxone - so she could use his urine to pass a drug test RADFORD - A Radford woman is charged with giving a 10-year-old boy Suboxone so that she could use his urine to pass a drug test. The unusual allegations stem from 29-year-old Katie Sowers Hinkley's attempt to renew her prescription for the opiate addiction treatment medication, according to prosecutors and search warrants filed in the case. [...]

10/19/2018
OSHA Changes Position on Safety Incentive Programs and Post-Accident Drug Testing

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rolled back Obama-era guidance on safety incentive programs and post-accident drug testing. OSHA has a rule prohibiting employer retaliation against employees for reporting work-related injuries or illness. [...]

10/18/2018
What to know about urine drug screening

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10/18/2018
A Party of Trumps

Rick Scott had been governor of Florida for barely three months when questions first mounted about conflicts of interest. Fabulously wealthy but a newcomer to politics, Mr. Scott mandated random drug testing for state workers in March 2011, and was pushing the legislature to require it for welfare recipients. [...]

10/18/2018
On-duty Chicago police sergeant arrested for drunken driving

Michael Muszynsky, 48, of the Albany Park District, drove to the department's headquarters at 3510 S. Michigan Ave. on the South Side for a random drug test around 4 a.m., according to police spokesman Rocco Alioto. Muszynsky, who worked the overnight shift, took a Breathalyzer test at 4:45 a.m., which showed a breath alcohol concentration of .139, above the legal limit for driving of .08. [...]

10/18/2018
Cannabis in the workplace: We need an accurate measure of impairment

Now that marijuana is legal in Canada for recreational purposes, one question hanging in the air is whether more Canadians will smoke weed on their way to work, or step out to purchase it during their coffee break. If they do, how will this impact workplace productivity, and health and safety? This question is especially pertinent in occupations involving driving or operating heavy machinery, and those involving law enforcement and the provision of medical care to the public. [...]

10/18/2018
Still more to do as Canada shifts to legal cannabis, Liberals say

Canada's shift to a legal cannabis regime is just the first of what the government says are several steps to come, from regulating edibles to training more drug cops. The steps include rules for new forms of cannabis, scientific research on the effects of legalization and a bill to allow for easier pardons for past convictions of simple pot possession. [...]

10/18/2018
Calls for better drug testing, lap-and-shoulder belts as Canada legalizes weed

NTSB reports on crash investigation where drugs, lack of shoulder belts left 13 of 15 dead in head-on HD pickup-to-van collision. It was a medley of drugs including marijuana and misused prescription sedatives that led a young Texas driver in a pickup to veer across a highway double-line divide and plow into a van upfit for passenger transport, the National Transportation Safety Board has concluded. [...]

10/17/2018
Colorado pilot fired, says he didn't know candy was marijuana edible

"I knew the hard work was going to pay off and the sweat equity that I put in was going to come about," the 29-year-old said. "I got hired. [...]