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Dr. Marc Siegel on Fox News

Health Risks of More People Smoking Pot

In a nationally-televised interview, renown physician, Dr. Marc Siegel, expressed his concerns about health risks of more people smoking pot.  That’s because marijuana usage has skyrocketed as now 29 states allow so-called “medical” marijuana and 7 permit “recreational” use. Recent research and experience in Colorado has cast doubt on the wisdom of states rushing to …

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Chasing The Dragon

What You Should Know About America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic

Drug abuse and related deaths continue to rise in The United States.  That’s why the FBI and the DEA joined forces to create a film to show what you should know about America’s Opioid addiction epidemic.  So, check out the 40-minute documentary below, titled “Chasing The Dragon”. It is an epidemic because prescription drug overdose deaths …

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New OSHA Post-Accident Drug Test Rule

Confusing New OSHA Rule On May 12, 2016, OSHA passed a new Post-Accident drug test rule. Unfortunately, it left employers wondering how they could comply with the new rule and still maintain a safe, Drug free Workplace. You can see the ruling here: OSHA’s Final Rule on Post-Accident Drug Testing Lawsuits were filed. Motions were made. Attorneys bought new vacation …

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Employers Struggle Finding Drug-Free Applicants

As drugs become decriminalized and abuse expands, employers struggle finding drug-free applicants.  To illustrate, a recent article from the Korn Ferry Institute told of a Texas employer.  They needed to hire a large group of employees.  So, plenty of candidates applied.  However, they were disappointed when fewer than half the applicants could pass a drug test. …

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Proposition 64 How Will Legalized Marijuana Affect California Workplaces

Employers And Legalized Marijuana

Thankfully, the contentious 2016 election is finally behind us.  However, many questions remain. Among them are issues regarding employers and legalized marijuana. For example, Proposition 64, the newly ratified law in California.   CBS News affiliate KOVR interviewed JumpStart Security’s President, Jeff Hastings, about employers and legalized marijuana on Friday, November 11, 2016.   “Medical” Marijuana: California …

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The Hidden Costs of Having Drug Abusing Employees

Hidden Costs of Employees Using Drugs

The Federal Government and business community are increasingly recognizing the hidden costs of employees using drugs. Abuse of drugs and alcohol is costly for our society. And, left untreated, places a burden on our workplace, our healthcare system, and our communities. A number of reports and surveys highlight the detrimental effects substance abuse has on business …

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Drug Abusing Employees Put Your Business at Risk

Many business owners don’t recognize the risks associated with having drug abusers on their payroll. So, they figure “Whatever my employees do on their own time is their business.  Therefore, it has no effect on my business”. However, research tells the opposite story. Fact is, drug abusing employees put your business at risk. Here are 5 examples. …

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