Myth #1 – Marijuana is natural. In reality, hybridization has created new strains of marijuana which are much more potent, are often toxic, and have widely varying levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive drug in marijuana). The THC levels of marijuana have risen from a common level of three-to-four percent in the 1970s to 20-percent … Read moreMyths About Marijuana
Detrimental Impact on Education: Marijuana use interferes with “memory, problem-solving, and learning.” Even occasional marijuana use has been found to lower IQ by as much as eight points, according to the National Academies of Science. Coronary and Respiratory Problems: The heart rate of a marijuana user increases by up to 100 percent for roughly three hours … Read moreGet the Facts on Marijuana
The Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, signed into law by President Ronald Reagan, had its 25th anniversary of enactment on November 18, 2013. The law was enacted by Congress in the context of two highly publicized events at the time – (1) the January 4, 1987 headlong fatal crash of a Conrail train (operated by … Read moreHappy Anniversary, Drug-Free Workplace Act
When drug testing is conducted with appropriate procedural safeguards, is consistently applied, and is implemented as part of a policy that is well-communicated, drug testing benefits the employee and the employer. In fact, 20 Gallup surveys of employees conducted by the Institute for a Drug-Free Workplace (two national surveys, a Canadian national survey, and 17 … Read moreShould Employees Be Tested for Drugs?
To Begin Establish a Drug- and Alcohol-Abuse Prevention Policy Whether the substance abuse occurs at home or at work, employees who abuse alcohol and drugs (including illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and over-the-counter drugs) can create significant issues for both employers and other employees. Employees who abuse drugs have been shown to have lower job performance, … Read moreDrug & Alcohol Prevention Policies in the Workplace
Marijuana is having increasingly widespread and detrimental effects on American society. Those Americans who support enforcing existing laws on marijuana (a Schedule I drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act) are being attacked in the media and by those who favor liberalized marijuana laws and consider themselves to be open-minded on the issue. To really … Read more10 Facts About Marijuana