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How Saliva Drug Tests Work

If you work in a medical facility, perform employee screenings, or suspect that your child or teen may be abusing substances, you should know about saliva drug testing. This evaluation will help you to determine which drugs are in a person’s system, and some advanced tests can reveal how concentrated these substances are. Of course, […]

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Long Term Effects of Marijuana

Many people have experimented with marijuana at some point in life, usually during their teenage or college years. While marijuana is known for its ability to make you feel “enlightened” or “mellow”, there are also several negative effects of taking the drug. It’s important to know all the ways that marijuana can affect your body, […]

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Federal Judge Blocked Florida’s Drug Testing Laws

Florida’s new law regarding welfare applicants to pass a drug test before receiving benefits has been temporarily blocked by a federal judge. Judge Mary Scriven says it may violate the Constitution’s Fourth Amendment for unreasonable search and seizures. This ruling comes in reaction to a lawsuit that was filed by Luis Lebron, a 35 year […]

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LSU Football Players Suspended For Positive Drug Test

Three football players for Louisiana State University have been suspended for the next game, possibly even longer. Positive drug tests revealed that running back Spencer Ware and corner backs Tyrann Mathieu and Tharold Simon used synthetic marijuana. This synthetic marijuana also known as K2, Spice, and Black Mamba has been the rise for the past […]

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New Drug Testing Bill in Arizona Defines Impairment for Medical Marijuana Patients

A new drug testing bill entitled House Bill 2541 has been passed in the Arizona Senate and is currently awaiting Gov. Jan Brewer’s final signature for approval. This bill has been created to give employers more protection in their drug testing policies. If the Governor signs, this bill will go a long way in protecting […]

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A Breakdown of Marijuana Drug Testing

Marijuana breaks down into your system very rapidly. The active ingredient is Tetrahydrocannabinol- also known as THC. It can be detectable in the blood stream for only a few hours. The THC rapidly metabolizes into molecules known as metabolites which are then stored in body fat. The body releases the THC metabolites through urine and […]

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What Do THC Drug Tests Screen For

Most people that have to take a THC drug test either for school or as a pre-employment measure might have a few questions; what is this test and what does it look for? THC testing analyzes a person’s urine and detects signs of Cannabinoid use. Cannabinoids are the leftovers (or metabolites) created after Marijuana is […]

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