Gov. Bevin Launches ‘Message of Hope’ Campaign as part of Don’t Let Them Die Initiative

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody Maglinger502-564-2611Woody.Maglinger@ky.govGov. Bevin Launches 'Message of Hope' Campaign as part of Don't Let Them Die Initiative FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 3, 2017) - Governor Bevin’s office will begin placing painted rocks around Kentucky this afternoon in order to raise awareness for Kentucky's opioid epidemic and the “Don’t Let Them Die” …

Nevada’s new DUI marijuana testing is improvement but still poses concerns

  Ray Hagar, rhagar@rgj.com The state of Nevada is poised to mandate the use blood tests and eliminate urine tests in DUI convictions for marijuana. Although Washoe County already uses blood tests for pot, the state Senate this week gave the final vote of approval for the testing change for the entire state. Now, this …

final rule regarding state drug testing policies for participants in the state unemployment compensation program

Dear Ms. Krider; Thank you for contacting me about the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule regarding state drug testing policies for participants in the state unemployment compensation program. Hearing from you helps me better represent Kentucky in the United States Senate. In 2012, Congress passed the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation …

(KY) Senate approves bill to tighten reporting of toxicology screenings

For Immediate Release March 14, 2017  Senate approves bill to tighten reporting of toxicology screenings FRANKFORT -- A bill to tighten the reporting of toxicology screenings by Kentucky hospitals passed the state Senate today, clearing its way to become law pending the signature of Gov. Matt Bevin.  House Bill 314, which was approved by the …

Drug Testing of People Who File for Unemployment

Press Release | 03/14/2017 U.S. Senate Expected to Take Up Measure Today Aimed at Expanding Drug Testing of People Who File for Unemployment Assistance 50 Civil Rights, Faith, and Criminal Justice Organizations Send Letter to Congress Opposing Legislation U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled floor debate and a likely vote on a measure …

NORML Forms Multi-State Workplace Drug Testing Coalition

by Kevin Mahmalji, NORML Outreach Coordinator February 14, 2017 The fact that 190 million Americans now live in states where marijuana has been legalized to some degree is raising a number of questions and issues about how to integrate the American workforce and marijuana consumers rights in regards to drug testing. With medical marijuana is …

(OR) Senate Bill 301 may make marijuana drug tests illegal in the workplace

by Kimberly Kolliner Monday, January 30th 2017 MEDFORD, Ore. - Regardless of if it's legal in the state, right now, failing a marijuana drug test could cost you your job. "For us, marijuana is still classified federally as a schedule 1 controlled substance so we do include it in our drug screening," People's Bank Chief …

Legal Marijuana Poses New Problems For Employee Drug Testing

Pot is legal in some form in 28 states, but it remains illegal under federal law By Rachel Emma Silverman Nov. 22, 2016 11:00 a.m. ET 21 COMMENTS A raft of new state marijuana legalization laws presents employers with hazy challenges when it comes to workplace drug testing. Companies that wish to maintain drug-free workplaces …

New Study Confirms Marijuana Use Up Drastically in Workforce

Cully Stimson / @cullystimson / October 12, 2016 / comments This November, there are a record number of ballot initiatives in at least nine states regarding so-called medical marijuana or outright legalization of the Schedule I drug. The pot pushers, both small businesses and large, want more people smoking, eating, and consuming more pot because …

State Begins Random Drug-Testing of Middle School Children — With Punishment

Claire Bernish August 22, 2016   Random drug-testing of middle-schoolers — with penalties — has become a reality for a school district in New Jersey that already does so with high school students. Though the Lacey Township Board of Education program will be implemented purely on a “voluntary” basis for seventh and eighth graders who …

Employers tightening drug policies since marijuana legalization

"There is what I consider to be a significant number of employers that are saying they wouldn't hire an employee that uses marijuana," said Evren Esen, SHRM's director of survey programs.   Published: Dec 15, 2015, 11:37 am By Bloomberg News With marijuana legalization spreading state-by-state and the U.S. government backing away from aggressive enforcement …

“Rights and freedoms may in no case be exercised contrary to purposes and principles of the United Nations.” HOW THE UNITED NATIONS IS STEALING OUR “UNALIENABLE RIGHTS” TO GROW FOOD AND MEDICINE THROUGH THE U.N. CONVENTION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS AND AGENDA 21.

10/25/2015 Sheree Krider Because of the nature of the Beasts which we are dealing with in regards to the “War on Drugs” in general, but additionally because the Beasts are taking control of plants, food, medications and plant medicines worldwide at will, I feel it is imperative that we confront this issue now. WHILE READING …

HB161 Florida house of representatives attempt to set the stage for the governance of dui while using marijuana

September 20, 2015 Sheree Krider On Monday, September 14, FLORIDA State Representative David Kerner, a Democrat, Filed HB161 which attempts to set a standard for measuring (via blood test) Marijuana intoxication.  It sets the "limit" of 5 nanograms per milliliter of blood. Anyone with a blood test showing THC level that is above 5 nanograms …

As marijuana attitudes ease, workplace drug testing companies brace for fight

July 12, 2015 12:00 AM Jeff Fox, of Finleyville, Pa., signs off after his drug testing with Kelly Wilhelm at a construction site in the Uptown section of Pittsburgh. Fox is a carpenter with Easley & Rivers Construction of Monroeville. Wilhelm is with Mobile Medical Corp., a Bethel Park drug-testing company.   By Daniel Moore …

Drug Tests Don’t Make Sense, So Why Are Employers Still Using Them?

      The U.S. is experiencing a marijuana revolution. Four states, as well as Washington, D.C. have legalized marijuana by popular vote. There are now 23 states with medical marijuana laws. Much of this has happened in the past decade. Despite this, and the overwhelming wealth of knowledge related to the fact that marijuana …

Let’s talk about DOJ enforcement of marijuana laws…(on Tribal Lands)

In reference to the last post regarding the enforcement of marijuana laws on tribal lands: Justice Department on Thursday will tell U.S. attorneys to not prevent tribes from growing or selling marijuana on the sovereign lands Today, via this link, the Department of Justice, as reported by the LA Times has/will produce a "Memorandum" concerning the …

We have to just say NO, to “drug testing”…

While sitting here thinking of my friends in pain who are trapped into slavery thru the Corporations they work for via “workplace drug testing”…who are condemned to use ONLY narcotics via the pharmaceutical industrial complex via so called “pain clinic’s” and doctors who are trapped in the prescribing business AND the drug screening business, which …

HR3722 `Putting Drug Free Families First Act of 2011′

HR 3722 IH 112th CONGRESS 1st Session   H. R. 3722 To amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to require States to implement a drug testing program for applicants for and recipients of assistance under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program.   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES December 16, …

Trading Sex for a "F–cking Happy Meal?

Mom Can't Get Food Stamps After Drug Offense, Resorts to Prostitution to Feed her Kids If she’d committed murder, Carla could have gotten assistance to feed her children. But because the crime she committed was related to drugs, she can't. December 21, 2012  |   Carla walked into my office with despair in her eyes. I …

Judge dismisses federal lawsuit over "forced catheterization"

Updated: 10:38 am | Published: 12:27 am Reported by: Jonelle Merrill Written by: Jonelle Merrill Video Images Judge dismisses lawsuit over forced catheterization Gavel (ABC 4 News) SANPETE COUNTY, (ABC 4 News) - A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit involving a young man who believes his constitutional rights were violated when police forced a …

Why Do Clinics Deny Painkillers To Medical Marijuana Patients?

By Steve Elliott ~alapoet~ Should health care facilities have the power to make lifestyle decisions for you -- and punish you when your choices don't measure up to their ideals? More and more hospitals are making exactly those kinds of decisions when it comes to people who choose to use marijuana -- even legal patients …

Marijuana legalization backers puzzling over how to keep stoned drivers off the road

By Associated Press, Updated: Sunday, March 18, 2:31 PM DENVER — Angeline Chilton says she can’t drive unless she smokes pot. The suburban Denver woman says she’d never get behind the wheel right after smoking, but she does use medical marijuana twice a day to ease tremors caused by multiple sclerosis that previously left her homebound. “I …