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Media Awareness Project Drug News



Published: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:25:20 -0800

Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:10:01 GMT

 



Canada: Big Employers Push For Drug Testing As Pot Legalization Looms

Mon, 12 Feb 2018 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 12 Feb 2018 - The country's biggest airlines, train and trucking firms, construction companies and transit authorities are urging the government to allow them to conduct mandatory drug tests for key members of their work forces. The issue of testing is currently in front of the Senate, where two bills are being studied: C-45 to legalize cannabis by the summer, and C-46 to make it easier for law-enforcement authorities to crack down on impaired driving.



CN ON: Saunders Considers Officer Drug Testing

Wed, 20 Dec 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 20 Dec 2017 - Chief's comments come after confirmation that constable died from fentanyl overdose Toronto police Chief Mark Saunders says he's actively looking at drug testing for officers in the wake of a constable's fentanyl overdose death this year.



CN BC: B.C. Expands Street-Drug Testing Program

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Globe and Mail, 11 Nov 2017 - Province widens availability of device for detecting the presence of fentanyl; medical health officer says lives will be saved British Columbia has expanded a program allowing people to check their street drugs for fentanyl before using, becoming the first jurisdiction in Canada to facilitate the experimental testing on a wide scale.



US FL: Real-Time Drug Tests At Music Festivals Show 'Molly' Often

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Orlando Sentinel, 12 Jul 2017 - 'MOLLY' Scientists, public health experts and volunteers working with them have started to show up at music festivals, concerts, raves and other public gatherings where illicit drugs are frequently used. Equipped with special chemical testing kits, they help attendees test pills and powder for purity in real time so people can make better informed decisions about whether to take them.



US: Editorial: Gov. Walker Would Drug Test The Poor

Wed, 31 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 31 May 2017 - As he prepares to run for a third term, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, ever the devotee of low-road, right-wing politicking, is hoping the Trump administration will allow his state to be the first in the nation to mandate the drug screening of childless individuals who apply for Medicaid help. "It borders on immoral," Lena Taylor, a Democratic state senator, warned, accusing Mr. Walker of indulging in a "meaningless contest to see how cruel and discriminatory we can be to the poor."



CN ON: TTC Suspends Two Workers On First Day Of Drug Testing

Thu, 11 May 2017 07:00:00 GMT

Toronto Star, 11 May 2017 - CEO says results 'concerning' but justify transit agency's push for substance abuse checks Well that didn't take long. Two TTC employees have been suspended for being impaired on the job after they both failed tests on the first day of the transit agency's new random drug and alcohol testing program.



CN ON: RMC Blind Drug Test Called 'Good Assessment'

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kingston Whig-Standard, 09 Feb 2017 - Despite a completely clean campus always being the goal, top brass at Royal Military College are pleased with the results of a blind drug test conducted in mid-October that weren't exactly perfect. "Having now tangible, fact-based information is really great. It gives us a good assessment of the current situation," Brig.-Gen. Sean Friday, commandant of RMC, told the Whig-Standard on Wednesday. "The whole idea of a blind drug test is so that we can get actual information to see if our [Canadian Armed Forces] drug control program at large is succeeding or not."



CN NS: Saliva Needed For Roadside Drug Tests

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Metro, 20 Jan 2017 - Police forces in Canada testing out devices over February Next time you come across a police checkpoint in Halifax, you might be asked to help test a roadside drug-screening device. Halifax Regional Police (HRP) began a new Public Safety Canada pilot project a week and half ago, and have until the end of February to collect 100 saliva samples from anyone who'd like to anonymously volunteer for the testing in a regular traffic stop.



US MO: Mandatory Drug Testing At Missouri Technical College Is

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 08:00:00 GMT

Kansas City Star, 04 Jan 2017 - Mandatory drug testing of students at a two-year technical college in Linn, Mo., has been banned by a federal appeals court. The court has reinstated the ban on mandatory drug testing for most students at the State Technical College of Missouri. The decision was the latest ruling in a 5-year-old lawsuit.