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Crime is a growing problem in KOTA Territory, police say, with calls for service rising a full 10 percent last year in Pennington County. And that's also caused a rise in the number of people in a court ordered drug and alcohol testing program -- a key component in the fight against the drug wave, but one with limitations. [...]

Port Kembla driver refuses to take drug test after oral sex with boyfriend

A Port Kembla driver stopped by police for a drug test has refused to give a sample of her saliva on account of a moment of unbridled passion with her other half. Highway patrol officers were patrolling Wentworth Street on July 13 when they were passed by a vehicle sporting front end damage so significant the metal panels on the near side were jagged and exposed. [...]

Opioid controlled substance agreements safely reduce health care visits, Mayo study finds

The medical community has long known that patients on long-term opioid therapy often have significantly more health care visits. But adhering to a standardized care process model for opioid prescriptions appears to reduce the overall number of health care visits for these patients while maintaining safety, shows new research published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings . [...]

Federal Court Rules For Applicant In Medical Marijuana Employment Discrimination Case

Over at In the Weeds, our Firm's blog on the developments in cannabis law, my colleague Joseph McNelis shares a breaking development at the intersection of cannabis law and employment discrimination law. This legal intersection poses a complicated series of questions, requiring courts to weigh the illegality of cannabis under federal law with state laws that authorize medical marijuana use . [...]

Who's to blame for one of Auckland's most brutal murders?

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Britain's drug testing charity is ready to roll out in Australia

But experts behind pill-testing say it should not be touted as a way of saving lives, but reducing harm for those determined to take drugs by identifying the chemical make-up of their drugs for both the user and medics called to treat those suffering adverse reactions. Speaking to Fairfax Media, Fiona Mesham from the UK organisation The Loop, said she was in Australia currently training medical professionals on how to establish pill-testing at festivals in Australia. [...]

Let's cultivate laws for a cannabis industry centred on uplifting the rural poor

The Zondo judgment seems to break ranks with the very belief that cannabis is a drug. Cannabis has been stigmatised from time immemorial. [...]

Want weed in uniform? Head north: Canadian military can now smoke marijuana

The U.S. Air Force motto is "aim high." The new motto for Canadian forces could be "I'm high." [...]

Fines 9-20-18

Bottin, Shayne J., Odin, traffic regulation - fail to yield right of way to driver on right - controlled intersection $140.00 Carr, Diana V., Jackson, Obstructing legal process $200.00. No mood-altering chemicals, unless prescribed by a physician. [...]

Five drug drivers nabbed in one-day road blitz

Senior Constable Amy Morel, of Warrnambool Highway Patrol, said an eight-hour Warrnambool district blitz caught five people driving under the influence of drugs. "We usually see a mix of cannabis and meth during our drug testing and the numbers can be up and down, but that is very high for one day," she said. [...]

Golovkin's Coach: Canelo Vindicated Himself For Positive Tests

Abel Sanchez, trainer for Gennady Golovkin , says Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has vindicated himself for a pair of failed tests for performance enhancing drugs. The positive tests would lead to a six month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission - and it forced a May date for the Golovkin rematch to get pushed back to the fall. [...]

More Buzz in Connecticut on Medical Marijuana in the Workplace

A Connecticut federal court judge provided further clarification for employers concerning Connecticut's Palliative Use of Marijuana Act . In its second decision in Noffsinger v. [...]

David Benavidez Comes Up Positive For Cocaine in VADA Test has been advised that WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez came up positive for cocaine in connection to a random drug test administered by VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Association] on August 27th. The random test was given to Benavidez as part of his enrollment in the World Boxing Council's Clean Boxing Program. [...]


Francisco J. Acevez, 25, of Sioux City, Iowa; Dennis J. Kubica, 50, of Northville, Mich.; Hawque M. Aldean Christensen, 17, of Hawarden, Iowa; Shenelle E. Alston Jackson, 32, of Oxon Hill, Md.; Melissa N. Hamed, 28, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Melissa A. Rasche, 37, of Fairmont; Victoria L. Traub, 51, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Gregory A. Buck, 44, of Big Run, Pa.; Jacqueline K. Husmann, 30, of Sioux Falls, S.D.; each fined $125. [...]

TPS waiting to see effectiveness of new roadside THC screening device

The Timmins Police Services Board is not rushing into acquiring the newly approved roadside screening device for detecting the presence of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. The decision by the police board to off on getting the new equipment was made on Chief John Gauthier's advice. [...]

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