DOT contemplates hair testing

For three years now, the US federal government has been developing new guidelines for drug testing truck drivers to control drug use on the job. According to experts, it will take another three years before the new guidelines become fully established. As more states legalize recreational cannabis use, the government aims to implement federal standards … Continued

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The truth about poppy seeds and drug testing

Although it may seem highly unlikely that eating a poppy seed muffin or a bagel with poppy seeds could make you test positive for opiates when taking a drug test if you are not a drug user, the results of scientific studies say otherwise. Commercially-available poppy seeds are collected from the seed pods of opium … Continued

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28 days of no cannabis required for Canadian flight crews

Following the legalization of recreational use of cannabis in October 2018, Transport Canada launched a review of its policies on impairment. According to the new policy implemented by the agency, employees are forbidden from work while “under the influence of any drug,” including cannabis. As part of this new rule, members of the Canadian aviation … Continued

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Industry struggles with cannabis use

In a recent interview with CBC News, Garnet Amundson, chief executive of Calgary-based Essential Energy Services, revealed his concerns around testing for cannabis in the workplace. His company provides oilfield services to oil and natural gas producers mainly in Western Canada, and has nearly 400 employees, including 350 in safety-sensitive roles in the oilpatch. One … Continued

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Canadians share second place for cocaine use

According to the newest findings published by Global Drug Survey, an independent research company based in London, Canadians are some of the world’s most frequent cocaine users. The survey included more than 130,000 people in 36 countries, and included 1,960 Canadians. The survey asked participants how many days they used cocaine in the last 12 … Continued

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Vaccine against fentanyl shows promise

A recent scientific study evaluating the effectiveness of a new vaccine targeting fentanyl addiction has shown promising results. The study was published in the journal Neuropharmacology, and involved the use of a fentanyl antigen (a molecule that causes the production of specific antibodies) combined with a tetanus vaccine, and was carried out in rats. According … Continued

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CSA to create standards for cannabis impairment

The CSA Group has revealed that it is currently working on a new standard for recognizing cannabis impairment in the workplace which is to be released in the spring of 2020. The announcement was made at the Partners in Prevention Health and Safety Conference and Trade Show held in Mississauga in April. The new standard … Continued

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Survey: Canadians uncertain about cannabis

The results of a new survey carried out by researchers at Dalhousie University show that the attitudes of Canadians towards recreational cannabis have changed since 2017, with its legalization on October 17, 2018. The survey involved collecting responses from a total of 1,051 adults in April, and was designed to follow up on a 2017 … Continued

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Second Canadian sentenced to death for drug smuggling in China

A court in China has sentenced Fan Wei to death for producing and trafficking methamphetamine. Wei is the second Canadian sentenced to death this year, and his verdict was announced amid escalating tensions between Canada and China over the arrest of a Huawei executive, Meng Wanzhou, in December 2018. According to the statement released by … Continued

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