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According to the 2016 annual report from Quest Diagnostics, the portion of U.S. employees testing positive for marijuana, amphetamines, and heroin has increased over the past three years to a ten-year high. What’s prompting this upsurge? First of all, more...
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The misuse of prescription painkillers, heroin, and synthetic opioids is more widespread than ever. The U.S. tops the world in drug-related deaths; in 2015, more people died from drug overdoses (two-thirds of which involved opioids) than from car accidents or...
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Scientists are currently working on synthesizing chemical compounds from cannabis to allow users to reap all the medical benefits without any of the side effects. Cannabinoid receptor 1, or CB1, is a receptor site located on the surface of cells...
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Government data published on Tuesday, June 20th, showed 1.27 million ER visits or inpatient stays for opioid-related issues in a single year. In 2014, the data reflected a 64 percent increase for inpatient care and a 99 percent leap for...
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Many marijuana users say they use the drug to relieve stress or anxiety. A new study supports these claims, however, only when THC doses are low. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Chicago discovered...
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76% of people with drug or alcohol problems are employed, and about 15% of all U.S workers reported being impaired at work in the past year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Often, employers who suspect...
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Over the last 20 years, laws and attitudes regarding cannabis have undergone a dramatic shift. Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia have passed medical marijuana laws. As marijuana legality continues to spread, more adults have begun to perceive...
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America’s northern neighbors is fast approaching nationwide marijuana legalization. The impact of having weed legalized on this large of a scale so close to home may affect the future of marijuana legalization in the U.S. According to Arcview, North Americans...
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Now that marijuana is legal in 28 states and the District of Columbia, employers find themselves facing a bit of a conundrum. Should they continue to test job applicants for marijuana now that more states have legalized the substance for...
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A recent Senate Bill in New Hampshire to legalize recreational marijuana was defeated by a 19-4 vote. This bill would have allowed residents to possess up to 60 joints’ worth of marijuana and six marijuana plants. Another bill which aims...
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