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Media Awareness Project Drug News

Published: Mon, 24 Oct 2016 11:49:00 -0700

Last Build Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:10:01 GMT


CN BC: First Nation To Implement Voluntary Drug Testing

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 13 Oct 2016 - A B.C. First Nation says it will implement a voluntary drug and alcohol testing program for its chief, council and staff to combat substance abuse in the northern community. Chief Wilf Adam of the Lake Babine Nation said he will be the first person tested when the program is up and running in the coming weeks.

UK: Secret Garden Party Praised After Pioneering Drug Testing

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Cambridge Evening News, 25 Jul 2016 - Music festival Secret Garden Party allowed people carrying illegal narcotics to test the quality and strength of the drugs over the weekend. The pioneering scheme had the support of local police, and was run by the drugs charity The Loop. Thought to be the first of its kind in the UK, the project appears to have been a success.

CN ON: TTC Moves Forward On Random Drug Testing

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 19 Apr 2016 - CEO Tells Workers Arbitration On Issue Was 'taking Far Too Long' To Finish After years of being stuck in arbitration, the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) is moving ahead on random alcohol and drug testing of its employees.

CN ON: Drug Test Probe Puts 15 Local Adoptions On Hold

Fri, 05 Feb 2016 08:00:00 GMT

The Record, 05 Feb 2016 - Provincial commission reviewing flawed Motherisk analyses spanning decade WATERLOO REGION - Fifteen adoptions are on hold in Waterloo Region in the wake of flawed drug tests being reviewed by a provincial commission.

US SD: Plan Requiring Drug Tests for Welfare Fails in Committee

Thu, 28 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Sioux City Journal, 28 Jan 2016 - PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - A South Dakota measure that would require adult welfare applicants under age 65 to pass drug tests before receiving food stamps or cash assistance failed in a House committee Thursday. The Health and Human Services committee voted not to send the measure to the House floor. Under the plan, welfare applicants who tested positive would have been barred from receiving such benefits for a year.

Australia: Every Cop Car Is A Potential Drug Test

Sat, 23 Jan 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Northern Star, 23 Jan 2016 - But Cannabis Users Say They Are Avoiding Detection POLICE have warned Northern Rivers cannabis users that every police car is a potential drug testing unit. But cannabis users say they are outsmarting mobile drug swab tests by swigging vinegar, gargling mouthwash, drinking chocolate milk and chewing on vitamin C.

Australia: Online Readers Back Drug Tests

Sat, 26 Dec 2015 08:00:00 GMT

Northern Star, 26 Dec 2015 - ONLINE READERS BACK DRUG TESTS OPINIONS of The Northern Star's online readers are divided on the controversial issue of saliva testing motorists to identify who is driving with illicit drugs present in their system.

US HI: Drug Testing Snags Fewer Employees In Third Quarter

Wed, 07 Oct 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Honolulu Star-Advertiser, 07 Oct 2015 - Hawaii workers testing positive for crystal meth and marijuana decreased in the third quarter, though more people tried to use synthetic urine to mask drug use in the workplace. Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc., which conducts drug tests for between 7,000 and 10,000 workers, said meth, or "ice," use was down to 0.7 percent in the quarter from 0.9 percent in year-earlier period, according to a quarterly report released Tuesday. Marijuana use also dropped to 2.2 percent from 2.8 percent. Cocaine use remained flat at 0.3 percent, while positive opiate results fell slightly to 0.2 percent from 0.3 percent.

US OH: Bill Would Require Drug Tests To Get Cash Aid

Wed, 05 Aug 2015 07:00:00 GMT

Columbus Dispatch, 05 Aug 2015 - Two Republican state legislators say they hope to help families and get drug users into treatment by requiring drug testing for Ohioans seeking public assistance. Reps. Tim Schaffer of Lancaster and Ron Maag of Lebanon said they will introduce legislation today to establish a drug-testing pilot program in three Ohio counties.