Tag: marijuana

A growing – and changing – crop
Marijuana itself has evolved from the mildly potent ditch weed of the 1960s and 70s, to a potent and potentially dangerous narcotic. Continue reading

By   /  September 26, 2019

Clearing up the confusion with marijuana
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. Continue reading

By   /  August 30, 2019

Ask the expert: New marijuana law in Nevada
Nevada passed a law effective January 1, 2020 that places restrictions on how employers handle positive tests for marijuana for job applicants. Continue reading

By   /  July 2, 2019

The new age of marijuana
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. Continue reading

By   /  April 12, 2019

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

By   /  April 11, 2019

Cannabidiol and drug tests
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. Continue reading

By   /  February 8, 2019

Why be weed-free?
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. Continue reading

By   /  November 29, 2018

Ask the experts: Secondhand marijuana smoke
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. Continue reading

By   /  November 1, 2018

Latest NSDUH findings
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. Continue reading

By   /  October 17, 2018

Bumps, bananas, and other drug slang
Do you know the latest drug slang? A new DEA Intelligence Report details the newest slang terms for commonly-abused drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, and heroin. Continue reading

By   /  July 20, 2018