Northern California Employers Are Re-Examining Drug Testing Policies
In light of legalization and the growing prevalence of cannabis consumption, Northern California employers are re-examining drug testing policies. Are they swayed by science? By logic? Or are they just losing out on prospective employees because of unreliable testing methods? It seems that there are a lot of factors at play here.
If you’ve had or applied for a job in the United States, you have probably been subjected to at least one mandatory drug screening. Job offers that are contingent upon clean urine are ubiquitous. It seems that everyone and their mother has strategies for passing drug tests! Or at least beating the system one way or another.
But in recent years, more and more people are questioning the validity and necessity of mandatory drug testing. Especially when it comes to employment. Although prospective employees have (rightfully) complained about this compulsory testing for years, employers are officially on the bandwagon.
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Student Kills Campus Cop Over Drug Paraphernalia
A student at Texas Tech University reportedly shot and killed a campus police officer earlier this week after evidence of drug activity was discovered in his dorm room.
According to a report from Newsweek, campus police were called out Monday night to conduct a “welfare check” on 19-year-old Hollis Daniels. It seems Daniels’ mother wanted police to look in on her son after a number of his classmates reported that he had been displaying “odd behavior” and that he was possibly suicidal.
But when officers arrived on the scene, they did not find a student in distress—what they found was an empty room containing some illegal contraband. University spokesman Chris Cooke confirmed with the news source that police made the decision to enter Daniels’ room, where they discovered “drug paraphernalia,” despite the fact that he was not present.
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Bred by Goldenseed, Jack Frost was developed over 5 years of persistence in order to improve on the potency and aroma of this strain. Initially with a lineage of Jack Herer, White Widow and Northern Lights #5, these strains were bred before then introducing Rainbow Kashmiri (now it its third year of exclusive inbreeding). THC content in this strain has been measured up to 22.6%.
Oregon Schools Get Millions from Pot Taxes
Thanks to cannabis legalization in Oregon, the State's Department of Revenue has paid out $85 million in revenue from the state marijuana taxes to the state’s public schools, health services, local governments and police departments. The total amount of local and state marijuana taxes was more than $108 million, with almost $10 million allocated for cannabis regulation to the Oregon Liquor Control Commission and the Department of Revenue.
This is a huge win for the state of Oregon and for the cannabis legalization movement overall. When I was volunteering for the Yes on Measure 91 campaign in 2014, I founded a group called Moms for YES on Measure 91 . Helping support Oregon's schools (and ultimately, our children) was one of the biggest reasons that other moms/parents were in support of cannabis legalization and regulation, and it is so rewarding to see it becoming a reality. Many other states that are coming online with legalization initiatives look to Oregon for an example and numbers like this are just more proof of why a legalized, regulated system is better than an unregulated market for cannabis.
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