MDT(mobile drug testing) has become widespread in Australia with reports saying one person ever 8 minutes is being caught driving on drugs, but these tests don't test for the level of THC in your system, just that there is THC there.
The test does not test for impairment or capability, just the presence of THC.
Are MDT's making the roads safer to drive upon or is it all about control and a cash grab?
We need transparency about mobile drug testing, statistics that confirm if impairment is evident, we need proof that MDT's are accurate, we need definitive guidelines to live, which are not available or flaky to say the least atm.
It's a bit similar to the governments roll out of the Medical cannabis industry, import the cannabis, but have no one to prescribe the cannabis. A bit useless!

So what are the test's that need to be done;

1) Driving on high content THC cannabis for the first time

2) Driving on high content THC cannabis for seasoned cannabis users

3) Driving on alcohol and cannabis, what are the effect of this cocktail.

4) statistics from accidents directly related to cannabis

5) level of detection; what amount of THC can be detected  in a person body by swab testing and when is it safe to drive.

6) All of the above needs to be accumulated from contractors, without association to TGA or interested parties.

Very soon there will be medicinal cannabis users being prescribed with cannabis on a daily basis for chronic illnesses that will be totally capable of safely driving and need to know answers.

Bob Darley
Weed it and weep.

In 2010, Elizabeth Mort was preparing to give birth. Before she went into labor, the Pennsylvania woman steeled herself by eating a poppy-seed bagel. Because of this, state child-protective services seized the newborn child and placed Mort’s baby in foster care—as Mort’s blood tested positive for opium metabolites.

Yes, a Seinfeld episode brought to life.[1] (Why hospitals feel the need to screen new mothers’ blood for drugs, after eating bagels and delivering babies, is another matter.)

This is a real thing, and it’s a real problem.

You probably know that opium is derived from the poppy, the seeds of which are sprinkled on bread products in order for evidence of their consumption to be stuck between your teeth for hours—and in your urine for days.

As Snopes discovered[2], the poppy seeds from just one bagel are enough to trigger a false positive on drug tests for up to two days. Bagels have caused a New Jersey prison guard to be fired; a St. Louis cop (who had eaten four poppy seed bagels the day before a test, something—a four-bagel day—we cannot recommend) to be suspended; and a Baltimore woman to lose her chance at a job.

Offenders on their way to freedom living in halfway houses have also been returned to prison for blowing drug tests thanks to poppy seeds, Snopes reported.

Maybe we’ll finally grasp the magnitude of this absurdity after a well-known British television presenter more closely associated with fascinators and other strange hat-wear choices than drug use also failed a drug test after going overboard on poppy seeds.[3][4]

Angela Rippon, 72, has been a television presenter for the BBC since the 1960s and now hosts Rip Off Britain, a sort of national version of the “on your side” consumer-advocacy shows that are a staple of local television news in the U.S.

As the Guardian reported, a Rip Off contributor told the show he’d been sacked from his job at a power station after eating poppy seed bread for breakfast. Rippon put the theory to the test by eating her own poppy-seed-laced bread, and lo! She failed the test.

“In more than 50 years of broadcasting, I’ve found myself in a number of extraordinary situations,” Rippon said in a statement. “But I must say, I never thought I’d find myself taking a drugs test, let alone have it come back positive.”

This means Rippon is both privileged, and does not work any jobs that require heavy machinery.

Blue-collar, entry-level jobs—the kind of jobs for which the poor, who are more likely to use drugs, according to many studies, are more likely to compete for—are more likely than white-collar office jobs to test for marijuana and other drugs, as the Cannabist reported recently.[5]

Silicon Valley engineering firms competing for top talent are more likely to let their star engineers eat all the bagels they want; the same won’t be true for the security guards overseeing their free lunches or the shuttle bus drivers ferrying them to work.

What does this accomplish? Is it a not-so-subtle means of social control?

Eat a bagel or two and find out for yourself, or rage, rage against mandatory drug-testing—especially if you’re lucky enough to work at a job where nobody checks your pee.

RELATED: Drug Testing 101[6]You can keep up with all of HIGH TIMES’ news right here.[7]

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