News release from Oregon State Police - published by 'FlashAlert' on 10.24.19 at 12:38 pm. On October 23rd at about 3:00pm, an Oregon State Police (OSP) trooper stopped a 2015 Chevy Pickup on Hwy 140E near milepost 15 for a traffic violation. During the traffic stop the trooper obtained probable cause to search the [...]
The National Safety Council states that "No level of Cannabis Use is Safe or Acceptable" for Safety-Sensitive positions. Read the entire story, written by Kathryn J Russo with Jackson Lewis.com, here.
With the growing concern over lung disease and damage from vaping, both with cannabis and nicotine products, sales are plunging in Oregon. See the entire Portland Business Journal story, written by Pete Danko, here.
Longview, WA. On Thursday afternoon (September 12th, 2019) a School Bus Driver was arrested on suspicion of driving a school bus while under the influence. See the entire Fox12 story here.
Fox 12 reports on an Oregon resident who wants to warn others about some CBD products. See the entire story here.
A School Employee Was Assured He Could Use a CBD Tincture and Still Pass a Drug Test. He Didn’t. His story is a dramatic example of a widespread misconception. Read the Willamette Week story here.
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.* […]