Maine becomes first state to protect marijuana use outside of work

AuthorValerie Bolden-Barrett PublishedFeb. 1, 2018Dive Brief:Beginning today, employers in Maine are prohibited from discriminating against employees based on their marijuana or marijuana byproduct use outside of work, attorneys at Littler Mendelson report. Maine's Labor Department also removed the drug from the list of substances for which employers may test applicants. The law prohibits employers from …

The legacy of Manfred Donike

For all of his hard work attending school and graduating as a German Chemist, while participating in the Tour de France in the 60’s, Manfred Donike was most widely known as an “doping expert” and is credited with the first accurate urine testing procedures.He was Director for the Institute for Biochemistry at the German Sports …

Wisconsin’s Governor wants to disqualify weed smokers from welfare

Steve Elliott30215 December, 2017ABOVE:  NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: A Harlem resident chooses free groceries at the Food Bank For New York City on December 11, 2013 in New York City. The food bank distributes dry, canned and fresh food to needy residents and works with community based member programs to provide some 400,000 …

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

Commonwealth of KentuckyGovernor's OfficeFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Woody [email protected] 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, [email protected] 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 …