2019 Mandatory Drug Testing - Board Program

06/18/2019 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM PT

Admission

  • Free  -  Member Admission
  • $20.00  -  Non-Member Admission

Location

Dorothy Haggen Conference Room
2211 Rimland Dr., #106
Bellingham, WA 98226

Summary

Issues and impacts of mandatory drug testing in Washington state.

Description

Marijuana-Heroin-Cocaine-Meth. So Many Questions And Some Guidelines...

The recent legalization of recreational marijuana in Washington State has added a whole new complication to employer drug testing programs and the employee hiring process. In Whatcom County, the use of heroin, cocaine, and meth are becoming more prominent. Learn about the challenges facing businesses in this new era, including specific testing methods and success rates.

Presented by Rich Bosman, President of Bostech Inc., a local company providing assistance to over 200 companies involved in Workplace Drug Testing as well as providing law enforcement agencies in Washington, Alaska, Oregon and Idaho with breath alcohol testing instruments and supplies.

[1] Individuals who use marijuana recreationally are more likely to misuse other drugs, including pain-controlling, but potentially addictive narcotics, sedatives and other prescription medications, than individuals who do not use marijuana, according to a new national study issued today by Quest Diagnostics (NYSE: DGX), the world's leading provider of diagnostic information services. The study also found that while marijuana was the most frequently abused drug of patients tested, individuals who used prescribed marijuana (prescription cannabinoids) were not more likely to misuse other drugs than non-marijuana users.

 

 

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