Oregon is no longer the 'most-stoned' workforce in the nation. However, it is not from a decline in use in the state, but instead due to increasing use in other states. According to The Quest Diagnostics Drug Testing Index™, a comprehensive analysis of workforce drug use trends released April 11th, 2019. See the full story [...]
Denver led the charge on decriminalizing Marijuana, are psychedelic mushrooms (magic mushrooms) next? Denver is trying to get a measure on their ballot this year, and Oregon is working on getting it on their ballot in 2020. Could this be the new trend? Finding ways to decriminalize stage 1 drugs? How do we protect our [...]
The Clearinghouse will improve highway safety by helping employers, FMCSA, State Driver Licensing Agencies, and State law enforcement to quickly and efficiently identify drivers who are not legally permitted to operate commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) due to drug and alcohol program violations. This secure online database will provide access to real-time information, ensuring that drivers [...]
While teen drug use is down, pot use is up and so are overexposure cases Click here to be redirected to the KATU article with an interview with Dr. Matthew Noble, MD.
Is it candy or cannabis? Oregon Poison Center says more kids are mistaking edibles for common household snacks Click here to be directed to the KPTV story, including comments from our own MRO Dr. Matthew Noble, MD.
If you aren’t testing your employees, you’re probably losing money. Estimates are that a single drug using employee costs his employer between $9,000 and $21,000 per year. The cost to enroll one employee in a random testing program in our system is less than $100 per year.* […]
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Click here to be directed to LA Times article reporting on government tracking data that links marijuana use to heart attack and stroke.
With the rising tide liberalization of marijuana laws, it's vital that we understand that marijuana is not innocuous. The link below will direct to a page with 150 links to scientific studies that demonstrate the various risks of marijuana use. Click here to be taken to the page.
The safeness of marijuana when compared to alcohol has become front and center since the President's comment comparing the two. Here's an article from USA Today that gives the two sides of the debate from a medical perspective. http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/01/20/marijuana-more-dangerous-alcohol-president-obama/4660555/
Cannabis affects addiction processes in the adolescent brain Released: 8/27/2013 6:15 AM EDT Source Newsroom: Universite de Montreal more news from this source Newswise — NEW YORK AND MONTREAL, AUGUST 27, 2013 – The nature of the teenage brain makes users of cannabis amongst this population particularly at risk of developing addictive behaviors and suffering other [...]