Fingerprint Drug Tests Are Next In Line

[DTN] Jan 20, 2020 – As breathalyzer drug tests are about to arrive on American roadsides, fingerprint drug tests are already being deployed in England and Europe. Last week, Precision Stevadores, a major supplier of labor and services for Britain’s many port cities, announced that it has chosen Intelligent Fingerprinting,

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The Question of Pot & Pregnancy? An Answer Is On The Way

(DTN) As the US Surgeon General declared recently that the harms of cannabis on unborn infants are settled science, researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine are currently conducting research to figure out if that’s true. Funded with a $200,000. grant from the National Institute for Drug Abuse,

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Cannabis Consumers Looking For A Job In 2020?

Here’s A Few Things You Need To Know [DTN] Jan 3  If you smoke marijuana and you’re looking for a job in 2020 you need to know a few new rules of the game. For years cannabis consumers had three separate ways to secretly pass a urinalysis, but modern drug

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Marijuana Breathalyzers Are About To Arrive

[DTN] Dec 1 – Drug test companies have long sought their Golden Ticket in a roadside breathalyzer for cannabis. It has proved to be a whimsical goal: easy to conceive but impossible to achieve. Until now. Several cutting-edge tech companies have recently announced the successful development of several hand-held devices

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Cocaine Cops & The Bird Poop Police: A Shai Werts Update

[DTN] Nov 29 – Deputy Charles Browder III – the police officer responsible for the July 31 arrest of star Georgia Southern quarterback Shai Werts – will not face any disciplinary action for falsely charging the 20-year old college student with misdemeanor cocaine possession. An administrative review of the arrest

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Cannabis Up! Opioids down! The Drug War Goes Sideways in 2019

DTN (Aug. 30, 2019) The rate of positive drug tests in the American workplace shot up to a 14-year high in 2018, according to long-spinning industry weathervane, the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™. The most-current version, released last spring, revealed a sharp increase in positive results across all three major

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SVTs Change The Odds in Drug Testing

When I first began to cover drug testing for a little alternative newsweekly twenty years ago, the tests were laughably flawed. Fifty percent false positives were all-too-common which sounds like a travesty (and it was), but those same imperfections allowed people like me to pass my drug test with flying

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Never… Ever… Forget: 9/11 at High Times Magazine

(The following is an excerpt from my eternal work-in-progress, Reefer Dadness (c). rc) On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, I was on the commuter train to Hoboken, rolling through the New Jersey Meadowlands when I heard a woman scream. I turned my head to the left and, behind me, saw her aghast, looking out of the window on our right. I wheeled my head around and saw the last lick of the fireball flame climbing up to the top of the north tower of the World Trade Center. The fireball quickly disappeared and billows of grey smoked and bright fire began

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The Man Who Pissed On The Moon

Shortly after the Apollo 11 astronauts walked on the moon, each one returned to their respective hometown to be hailed as a hero:  Neil Armstrong went to Columbus, Army brat Michael Collins was welcomed in his adopted New Orleans, and Buzz Aldrin, who in time would prove to be the coolest astronaut of them all, came back home to Montclair, New Jersey, two miles northwest from where I was born. I showed up early and waited for the advance team to arrive. I talked my way into the press conference by flashing a few tearsheets from my high school newspaper;

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