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Drug Testing

International drugs: Opioids and the worldwide epidemic

December 19, 2019 By

The opioid epidemic is not a uniquely American problem. In our new series, International Drugs, we take a closer look at opioid use around the world.

Marijuana

A growing – and changing – crop

September 26, 2019 By

Marijuana itself has evolved from the mildly potent ditch weed of the 1960s and 70s, to a potent and potentially dangerous narcotic.

Marijuana

Clearing up the confusion with marijuana

August 30, 2019 By

Employers face a number of issues with marijuana. Our experts discussed safety-sensitive carve-outs, impairment, off-duty use, employment protections, and CBD products as well as medical and recreational marijuana state laws.

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Ask the expert: New marijuana law in Nevada

July 2, 2019 By

Nevada passed a law effective January 1, 2020 that places restrictions on how employers handle positive tests for marijuana for job applicants.

Marijuana

The new age of marijuana

April 12, 2019 By

Our new white paper provides insights about the new age of marijuana and the importance of maintaining marijuana testing in a drug-free workplace program.

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Workforce drug testing positivity climbs to its highest rate since 2004

April 11, 2019 By

Workforce drug testing positivity climbs to its highest rate since 2004, according to the latest data from the Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index.

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Cannabidiol and drug tests

February 8, 2019 By

Maybe. CBD itself would not report positive on a drug test for marijuana or marijuana metabolite. In some states, CBD may contain up to 5% THC. If the CBD product contains THC at a sufficiently high concentration, it is possible that the use of these products could cause a positive urine drug test result.

Illicit drugs

Why be weed-free?

November 29, 2018 By

Marijuana legislation is changing and more than ever before, people throughout the U.S. have more access. We explore why peple may consider being weed-free.

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Ask the experts: Secondhand marijuana smoke

November 1, 2018 By

You very likely can't fail a drug test from secondhand smoke. There are no published, peer-reviewed studies to date that indicate someone would test positive on a drug test due to incidental exposure of marijuana smoke. Learn more from Dr. Barry Sample, Quest Diagnostics, on this subject here.

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Latest NSDUH findings

October 17, 2018 By

One in nine individuals aged 12 or older in the United States used an illicit drug in the past month, according to the latest data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health.