Tag: drug testing

U.S. House Approves Measure to Expand Drug Testing for Unemployment Assistance

By Drug Policy Alliance Press Release The U.S. House approved a measure today (H.J. Res 42) that would roll back an Obama Administration regulation limiting the ability of states to drug test people who file for unemployment insurance. Today’s vote is the latest in a string of efforts by Republican leadership to use congressional authority …

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Federal Court Rules Drug Testing All College Students is Unconstitutional

In a conclusive 9 to 2 vote, the 8th U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled that drug testing all college students is unconstitutional. The Thursday ruling reinstates a 2013 ruling that a Missouri technical college’s mandatory drug testing policy is unconstitutional when it is applied to all students regardless of their area of focus. …

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Drug Testing for Marijuana

By Verdant Herbals Much of the world hasn’t fully realized the harmlessness nor embraced the benefits of marijuana. Government fueled propaganda campaigns and other movements of marijuana misinformation have had lasting effects that legislature has been slow to correct. One of the unfortunate results of past and present misinformation has been unprovoked and invasive drug …

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Michigan’s Drug-Testing Welfare Program has Yielded Zero Positive Results so far

By Ryan Felton, TheGuardian.com Not a single welfare recipient or applicant has tested positive for banned drugs in a Michigan pilot program, part of the growing practice of screening beneficiaries of government assistance for drug abuse. The program, which ends on 30 September, may face renewed scrutiny in the wake of Wisconsin congresswoman Gwen Moore’s …

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D.C. Council Passes Bill to Prohibit Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing

The Washington D.C. Council has approved the Prohibition on Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Amendment Act of 2015 (Bill 21-25). The measure was passed on a unanimous voice vote. According to an official summary of the bill, it would prohibit employers “from requiring a prospective employee to submit to a drug test for marijuana use as a …

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American Academy of Pediatrics Opposes School Drug Testing

Schools should not use random, suspicionless drug tests to catch or deter drug users, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) says in an updated policy statement. The Academy came out in opposition to such policies in the new issue of the journal Pediatrics. “School-based drug testing is a controversial approach to preventing substance use by …

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Washington D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Ban Pre-Employement Cannabis Testing

The Washington D.C. Council has unanimously passed legislation that will prohibit employers from drug-testing potential employees for cannabis before a conditional job offer has been made. The proposal, titled the Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Emergency Act of 2014 and introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange, would makes it explicit that an employer cannot test a …

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USDA Prevents Georgia from Implementing Food Stamp Drug Testing Law

A Georgia bill signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal in March which would require some food stamp recipients to undergo random drug testing is illegal and can’t be implemented according to a letter sent to the state by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). Under the bill signed into law in March, a state worker …

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Federal Judge Throws Out Florida’s Suspicionless Welfare Drug Testing Law

In a ruling released this week, U.S. District Court Judge Mary Scriven has put a permanent halt on Florida’s suspicionless drug testing of welfare applicants and recipients, which was signed into law by Governor Rick Scott in 2011. “There is nothing inherent in the condition of being impoverished that supports the conclusion that there is a …

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Federal Court Strikes Down Mandatory Drug Testing for College Students

In a clear victory for civil rights and common sense, a federal district court has struck down a controversial policy at Linn State University in Missouri which requires all new students to submit to unprovoked drug testing. The court ruled this testing to be “unconstitutional”. “Linn State required every incoming student to be tested for …

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