Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Vermont
Recreational Marijuana Now Legal In Vermont

Vermont has just become the 9th state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana as of July 1st. Act 86 was signed into law in January by governor Phil Scott who did so with "mixed emotions". Under the law, adults of age 21 and older can now...

2018 NAPBS Employment Screening Survey
NAPBS Survey Reveals Why 95 Percent of Employers Background Check Employees

The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) recently released the results of their annual background screening survey for 2018. Surveying over 2,000 Human Resource professionals, NAPBS aimed to gauge current views and trends within the background screening industry. Their executive summary stated, "In an increasingly...

Fentanyl Seizures At US-Mexico Border Up 750 Percent
Fentanyl Seizures At US-Mexico Border Up 750 Percent

Fentanyl seizures at the U.S.-Mexico border have jumped a staggering 750 percent in the first seven months of the 2018 fiscal year compared to this same time period from last year. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers have already seized over 284 pounds of...

Iowa To Change Employer Alcohol Testing Requirements On July 1st
Iowa To Change Employer Alcohol Testing Requirements On July 1st

Iowa's drug testing laws are considered some of the strictest and most complex drug testing laws in the country for employer compliance. Their 10-page drug testing statue has very detailed requirements, including: how a drug test should be performed, supervisor training requirements, written notice requirements, and...

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Urine Trouble: States Move To Ban Synthetic Urine

Synthetic or "fake urine" has become an increasingly popular way to avoid failing drug tests. With synthetic urine products such as UPass, Quick Fix, and Xstream currently 'booming' in sales, the products have attracted the attention of state lawmakers. At least 17 states currently have pending...

Workplace Drug Positivity At Highest Rate In A Decade
Workplace Drug Positivity At Highest Rate In A Decade

A new study released by Quest Diagnostics found that 2017 continued to maintain the highest workplace drug positivity rates we've seen in a decade. While opioid specific use declined to a 10 year low, other drugs such as cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana are rising in...

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America’s Next Big Drug Problem – Benzodiazepines

Many believe America's next big drug problem is on the horizon. But with so much attention and focus directed towards our nation's insatiable appetite for other substances, such as our ongoing opioid epidemic, it's no wonder that benzodiazepines haven't drawn much notice. Although, if we were...

State By State Guide To Legal Weed
Marijuana 2018: A State By State Guide To Legal Weed

With all of the changing marijuana laws that have taken place over the past few years, it's hard to keep track of exactly where it's legal and where it's not. Also confusingly enough, marijuana still remains prohibited by federal law. It is classified as a Schedule...

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New Areas Take On Ban The Box And Fair Chance Laws

Washington state and Kansas City are joining others in the ban the box movement by adding new laws that will become effective in June. The ban the box movement initially began in 2004, but momentum and exposure for this movement has increased significantly in more recent...