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California just took the "next step" by enacting a law giving people the right to buy recreational marijuana. State Question 788 in Oklahoma, to approve medical marijuana, is just the first step in the same direction here. [...]

AACC Releases Practice Guidelines for Using Laboratory Drug Tests to...

WASHINGTON AACC has issued a new guideline detailing how healthcare providers can use laboratory tests to manage treatment of pain and prevent prescription drug overdoses. Especially relevant in light of the worsening opioid epidemic, the guideline emphasizes increased collaboration between clinicians and laboratory experts as well as the use of more precise drug tests as key to identifying pain patients who are abusing their opioid prescriptions. [...]

No drug tests yet for City's traffic enforcers: Tomas

EVEN if it's the second time a traffic enforcer was caught in a drug bust, Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmena said there is no need to let all the staff of the Cebu City Transportation Office undergo a mandatory drug test. "There is no need at this point to have everybody tested because one traffic enforcer has committed a violation," he said. [...]

Opinion: Don't let Big Marijuana profit at NJ's expense

A recent Record and article on marijuana legalization cited a study by the law firm of Brach Eicher, projecting that legalization of recreational marijuana would generate $1 billion in tax revenues for New Jersey. What this projection fails to take into account - and what marijuana advocates never mention - is the societal costs to our communities that will greatly exceed any potential tax revenues. [...]

Researchers Race to Devise a Roadside Test for Driving While High

The police sergeant's voice was quiet but firm. She told the college student exactly what he was going to do, and then he did it. [...]

Ohio Drug Recovery Experts Warn Against Sending Addicts to Jail

Drug addiction counselers are speaking out against a bill that would send an ex-convict to jail if they fail a drug test. They say this proposal uses the judicial system to solve a health-care crisis. [...]


Daniel J. Lotzgesell, 38, of Fairmont was convicted of driving while impaired-alcohol concentration 0.08 within two hours; fined $610, sentenced to jail 90 days, stayed 90 days for one year, one year unsupervised probation, complete chemical assessment, follow recommendations of evaluation, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing at the request of agent or a licensed peace officer, attend MADD impact panel, no same or similar. Additional charges of fourth-degree driving while impaired, driving under the influence of alcohol, and driving without a valid for vehicle class or type, were all dismissed. [...]

Drivers had drugs including methamphetamine in their systems

A man who was arrested after testing positive to driving with methamphetamine and ecstasy in his system has been sentenced in Orange Local Court. Ricky John Davis, 37, of Rankin Street, Bathurst had his driver's licence disqualified for three months and was fined $330. [...]

Government waste: Drug-testting welfare recipients

Speaking of drug use: Think Progress reports another example of the inefficiency and waste of Republican-backed programs to require drug testing of people who receive public assistance, such as food stamps. It's a count from West Virginia, three months into a drug-testing program expected to cost $50,000 a year: The program has now been in place for three months and just four people, less than one-half of a percent of all applicants, tested positive. [...]

Local health officials warn about natural drug

It's marketed as a stimulant and pain reliever. In some places, it's also being used to help opioid addicts handle withdrawal symptoms. [...]

NSW drivers to be tested for cocaine with roadside tests to double

NSW drivers will now be tested for cocaine as authorities work to curb the state's horror road toll which has seen 17 people die this year after 392 people were killed in 2017, which was an eight-year high. Premier Gladys Berejiklian on Monday announced a raft of tough new measures, including doubling the number of roadside drug tests by 2020, increasing penalties for drug drivers and looking to reduce the risk posed by people taking prescription drugs. [...]

Neighbour killed with crossbow in dispute over noise

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NSW drivers to be tested for cocaine with number of roadside tests to double

Skip to navigation Skip to content Skip to footer View text version of this page Help using this website - Accessibility statement Join today and you can easily save your favourite articles, join in the conversation and comment, plus select which news your want direct to your inbox. NSW drivers will now be tested for cocaine as authorities work to curb the state's horror road toll which has seen 17 people die this year after 392 people were killed in 2017, which was an eight-year high. [...]

Wilder's Coach: We Can't Lose Focus For a Second With Luis Ortiz

Jay Deas, head trainer and co-manager of World Boxing Council heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder , is fully aware of the danger involved in their upcoming assignment. On Friday, it was officially announced that Wilder would defend his title against undefeated Cuban puncher Luis Ortiz at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. [...]

WBC Prez: We Support Wilder in Marijuana Case - He's Not Guilty

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has announced that his organization will fully support their heavyweight champion, Deontay Wilder, after the recent court ruling that the undefeated fighter received for possession of marijuana. According to numerous reports, a municipal court judge sentenced Wilder to 60 hours of community service for misdemeanor marijuana possession. [...]

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