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10/15/2018
Bethenny Frankel's ex husband is accused of exploiting the death of ...

Bethenny Frankel's ex husband Jason Hoppy is accused of exploiting the death of her on-off beau Dennis Shields amid custody battle A Manhattan judge has accused Bethenny Frankel's ex-husband of taking advantage of the tragic death of her ex-boyfriend this summer. Jason Hoppy, who Bethenny shares daughter Bryn, eight, with, asked Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Michael Katz to order drug testing for Frankel after her on-off beau died of a suspected overdose in August. [...]

10/15/2018
Dispatches from the morgue: Toxicology tests don't tell the...

"Drug overdoses killed more Tennesseans than ever last year, fentanyl deaths up 70 percent," a recent headline from my hometown newspaper, The Tennessean, proclaimed. Variations of this headline have become routine across the U.S. In June 2017, a reporter at The New York Times revealed that opioid overdose deaths in 2016 in the U.S. surpassed the peak number of car deaths, a record that had stood since 1972. [...]

10/15/2018
OSHA Clarifies Its Position On Post-Accident Drug Testing; States...

In a memorandum to Regional Administrators dated October 11, 2018, OSHA clarified the agency's position as to whether certain types of drug testing would be considered violations of 29 C.F.R. 1904.35 . That regulation prohibits employers from discharging or discriminating against an employee for reporting a work-related injury or illness. [...]

10/15/2018
Courts

Nicole K. Stevens, 33, of Truman was convicted on a charge of second-degree driving while impaired-alcohol limit over .08; fined $885, sentenced to jail 365 days, stayed 335 days for two years, credit for time served seven days, serve with work release if eligible, serve with electronic home monitoring with alco-sensor, two years supervised probation, no alcohol/controlled substance use, no alcohol/controlled substance possession, random testing, complete chemical assessment, follow recommendations of evaluation, remain law-abiding, attend MADD impact panel, follow all conditions set forth in the probation agreement, follow all state and federal criminal laws, report to agent as directed, advise agent prior to changing employment and/or residence, cooperate and be truthful with agent in all matters, notify agent if arrested and/or issued a summons, obtain permission from agent before ... (more) [...]

10/15/2018
Marijuana legalization in Canada won't change NHL _ yet

As Riley Cote took and delivered countless punches over more than a decade of junior and pro hockey, he was eager to avoid painkillers. "I started noticing some therapeutic benefits," Cote said. [...]

10/15/2018
Amount of Customs and Border Protection employees facing discipline fell in 2017

The number of Customs and Border Protection employees facing discipline fell in 2017, the agency said in two new reports that are part of its efforts at improving transparency. Cases processed dropped from 8,253 in fiscal year 2015 to 7,740 in 2016 and 7,239 last year. [...]

10/15/2018
Union ready for fight too-restrictive workplace rules on cannabis

As workplaces across Canada scramble to create rules to deal with legalized cannabis, labour experts are predicting there will be plenty of push back, including legal challenges. Canada will become the second country to legalize recreation cannabis on Wednesday, prompting public- and private sector companies to modify existing substance-use policies or draft new ones. [...]

10/14/2018
We asked a Vancouver lawyer for specifics around legal cannabis

Non-medical cannabis becomes legal next week. The Courier asked a Vancouver lawyer specifics around dos and don'ts as of Oct. 17. The following answers were provided by Kyla Lee, a Vancouver criminal defence lawyer with Acumen Law Corporation who specializes in impaired driving law, procedure and police practice. [...]

10/14/2018
Legal cannabis is here, it's time to answer some burning questions

The National co-host Andrew Chang, left, and members of the town hall studio audience pose questions about cannabis legalization to Bill Blair, Minister of border security and organized crime reduction and the government's lead on the cannabis file, centre, president of the Canadian Medical Association Dr. Gigi Osler, and Kirk Tousaw, lawyer and consultant for Canopy Growth Corp. There's been a lot of talk about cannabis leading up to Wednesday's legalization, but with so much on the line it still feels in some ways as though the really important conversation is just getting started. [...]

10/14/2018
Soldiers who fail drug tests will be banned from returning via...

Soldiers kicked out of the Army for failing drug tests will be banned from returning via A 10,000 'golden handshake' scheme, defence secretary says Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson has blocked soldiers kicked out of the Army for taking drugs from returning to the ranks and pocketing A 10,000 'golden hello' payments. The Secretary of State ordered a U-turn after The Mail on Sunday revealed how thousands of squaddies given the boot for using banned substances such as cocaine, cannabis and ketamine can re-enlist and apply for jobs that come with extra financial incentives. [...]

10/14/2018
Legalise safe drug testing before summer festival season

"Despite decades of a hard-line approach, including harsh penalties, Governments worldwide have failed to stop recreational drugs being taken at festivals", Green Party sensible drug law reform spokesperson ChlA e Swarbrick said today. "This has resulted in unnecessary tragedy, with unknown users ingesting unknown substances, at times costing emergency health sector resources, at worst costing lives. [...]

10/13/2018
New Bedford mother, whose toddler swallowed drugs, released on personal

A New Bedford woman, charged with reckless endangerment after her toddler son swallowed part of a bag of fentanyl-laced heroin, was released on personal recognizance, according to the Superior Court clerk's office. Saranah M. Raposa, 30, who lives in New Bedford's South End, was released on personal recognizance by Judge Thomas F. McGuire Jr., after a review of her dangerousness hearing in Fall River Superior Court. [...]

10/13/2018
Sault Police await arrival of roadside cannabis testing devices as legalization date approaches 0

Sault Police Chief Hugh Stevenson says when cannabis becomes legal for recreational use Wednesday, Oct. 17, the local police service will be using the federal government-recommended Drager DrugTest 5000 drug testing device in roadside checks of drivers suspected of being high. "The Sault Police will go with what's recommended by the federal government and the Justice department, and that's in keeping with the regulation changes to the Criminal Code as well," Stevenson told SooToday Friday. [...]

10/13/2018
Police to crack down on drug drivers as one in five test positive

One in every five drivers tested for drugs has turned up a positive result across the police division since July. Highway Patrol's Senior Sergeant Ian Brooks said he was disappointed with the results, which were higher than the state average. [...]

10/13/2018
2 new $50,000 drug testing machines deployed in Vancouver, B.C.

Two new drug testing machines are being deployed in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside, an area hit hard by the opioid overdose crisis. The devices will let users check what's inside their street drugs before they consume them. [...]

 
         
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