Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in November 2012, however, shops weren’t allowed to open for business until January 1, 2014. You may recall that people were lined up for blocks. The long wait was due to legal and policy issues that needed resolving. Seven years later, Colorado officials, determined to tighten the reins regarding legalization, are Read more »
5 Facts About Marijuana that Users Don’t Want to Admit
Back in the 1930s, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Narcotics conducted an anti-marijuana campaign promoting marijuana as a menace to society. It was proclaimed an evil drug that turned men’s hearts toward the occult, and women were proclaimed to “do anything for it.” The campaign was called “reefer madness.” Propaganda films and ads were spread Read more »
How Long Does Suboxone Stay in Your System?
This semi-synthetic opioid, a combination of buprenorphine and naloxone, was modeled after methadone. Physicians prescribe Suboxone to treat opioid addiction. Rather than producing the extreme euphoria that’s associated with opiates, it binds tightly with the receptors in the brain providing a slight euphoric reaction that prevents cravings. There’s a myth floating around the internet that Read more »
What Should You Do If an Employee Refuses a Drug Test?
Employees who use drugs certainly don’t want their employers to be aware of it! Avoiding the drug test would be an easy out for them. However, employers know that and if you participate in a drug-free workplace program, your drug testing policy stipulates how to handle the situation when an employee refuses a drug test. Read more »
Verifying Medical Marijuana Authorization — MRO or Employer?
A majority of the United States allows legal use of medical marijuana. The medical conditions that allow its use differ from state to state. This is posing a problem for employers across the board. Including how they handle positive drug test results. Verifying a medical marijuana authorization needs to be part of your drug-free policy Read more »
What Drugs do Drug Tests Test For?
Employers seeking the safest work environment possible have a drug free protocol in place, but what drugs do drug tests look for? Basically, the broad range answer is all of them. Drug tests have the ability to incorporate all types of drugs. However unless regulated by the DOT or some other entity, the employer chooses Read more »