CBD products could lead to positive drug tests

According to the results of a new study published in the Journal of Analytical Toxicology, by researchers at the John Hopkins School of Medicine, one-third of individuals who vaped cannabidiol (CBD)-dominant cannabis tested positive for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) using a urine-based drug test. In this study, participants vaped CBD samples, some of which contained trace amounts … Continued

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Ohio school announces mandatory drug testing for students

A Catholic high school in Ohio has announced that in January, it will begin randomly testing its students for drugs and nicotine at least once a year. The new drug testing program is implemented by administrators at Stephen T. Badin High School in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Hamilton, Ohio in an effort to discourage … Continued

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Are you ready for the FMCSA Clearinghouse?

The US Department of Transportation has its latest change coming into effect today, January 6th, 2020. As of today it will be required to report all violations to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s drug and alcohol testing program through their online database, called the FMCSA Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.  The Clearinghouse is a database … Continued

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Michigan school district approves random drug testing

Earlier in December, the Plainwell Board of Education in Michigan had approved a new drug and nicotine testing policy for high school students who wish to join extracurricular activities, such as athletic or music programs, National Honor Society, and clubs. Members of the board had voted 5-2 to approve the random drug testing policy, which, … Continued

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TransLink ordered to stop random testing of employee

TransLink has been ordered to stop random drug testing David Solomon, a SkyTrain attendant who tested positive for cannabis use during a routine medical examination, after he and his union filed a grievance in November 2018. The case arbitrator, Arne Peltz, granted the union’s interim application, ordering TranksLink to stop carrying out random drug testing … Continued

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BC’s alcohol consumption down

Results of a new study carried out by the Canadian Institute for Substance Use Research (CISUR) at the University of Victoria show that alcohol consumption in B.C. has decreased. Although alcohol consumption in the province had been increasing since 2013, the latest data released by the institute show a decrease in per-capita consumption of alcohol, … Continued

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Are Canada’s alcohol regulations enough?

A recent article published in The Conversation, a non-profit media outlet that publishes news stories written by academics and researchers, calls for the need to establish a federal Alcohol Act to address the damage caused by excessive alcohol consumption. The author of the article, Tim Stockwell, the director of the Canadian Institute for Substance Use … Continued

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Seniors fastest growing group of cannabis users

According to the recently published third quarter of the National Cannabis Survey released by Statistics Canada, Seniors aged 65 years and older are the age group showing the most growth in cannabis usage. The results reported in the survey show that during the second and third quarters of 2019, there were approximately 578,000 new cannabis … Continued

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London company at forefront of cannabis research

The London–based clinical research company KGK Science has recently received approval from Health Canada to conduct human trials examining safety and effects of cannabis, including edibles. Moreover, the company’s recent work has also focused on examining cannabis nutrition claims through science. KGK Science was recently acquired by Auxly Cannabis Group, and had initially focused on … Continued

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CBD bought illegally tests unsafe

According to the findings of a new study which reviewed a total of 300 online cannabidiol (CBD) sellers, 98% of them were non-compliant with regulations in at least one category. The study was carried out by the compliance firm LegitScript, and also reported that several merchants were selling products which made fraudulent claims, with one … Continued

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