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The Science Behind Drug Testing (and How to Beat It)
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Although various countries, states, and people in general are gradually becoming more understanding of personal drug use for medicine and recreation, drug tests are still commonly used both by employers and law enforcement entities. In many cases, drug tests will incriminate occasional and weekend users that pose no more of a threat to the workplace environment (or society, for that matter) than someone who has a nightly glass of wine. Until stigma associated with drug use dissolves, these tests will remain the norm. However, it’s important to keep in mind that these tests are not infallible, and those trying to figure out how to pass a drug test are not alone. Different Tests for Different Drugs Those with no knowledge… Read More
Marijuana Legalization Stats & Facts
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Since 1969, the number of Americans who support the legalization of marijuana has significantly increased, and it continues to grow. In 2015, 53% of Americans supported legalizing marijuana, compared to only 12% in 1969. The largest increase in the support has occurred in the past few years. Prior to 2010, many Americans still felt marijuana should be illegal. Now that has changed, and more people support the legalization of marijuana. Between 2010 and 2013, support for marijuana increased by 11 points, alone. Approximately 49% of Americans have reported they have tried marijuana at least once. In addition, 12% have reported they have used marijuana in the past year, while 18.9 million people state they have used marijuana in the past… Read More
What’s the Difference Between Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid Strains?
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In the past few years, citizens of the world have watched cannabis grow from an illicit substance into a quasi-legal medicinal alternative. While this change is inspiring, it also exposes a good amount of ignorance of people who don’t understand the science behind marijuana. Even as widespread social acceptance sweeps the globe, it’s going to be difficult in the coming years for medicinal marijuana patients to pass a drug test in order to gain employment, compete as an athlete, or join the armed forces. In part, this fear of cannabis originates from ignorance and the mass hysteria of the Reefer Madness era. By understanding the plant and its various incarnations, as well as its origins and medicinal properties, it may… Read More
The Truth about Alcohol vs. Marijuana
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While authorities have waged a costly and ineffective war for decades against marijuana, a more deadly and dangerous drug is legally sanctioned and largely accepted by society: alcohol. Study after study show that alcohol is a far greater danger to public health than marijuana. Alcohol contributes to more deaths and incidences of violence than marijuana ever could. More than 88,000 deaths and 696,000 assaults are linked to alcohol abuse each year, while there are little or no similar incidents linked to marijuana use. The long-term psychological and physical impacts of alcohol use are far more serious than that of marijuana use, as well. Long term alcohol users can develop elevated risks of heart disease and are also prone to suffer… Read More

The Evolution of Marijuana Legalization

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For some people, marijuana is a fun recreational drug, while others treasure it for its medicinal properties. Still others take a darker view of cannabis, condemning it as a dangerous vice or even a tool of the devil. The history of marijuana is certainly a colorful one, as public attitudes have shifted dramatically over the years, from acceptance to denunciation, and back to acceptance again. Let’s take a look at some of the important legal and social milestones in U.S. history that mark important changes in our relationship to marijuana. We’ll start our journey in 1619, when the Virginia Assembly passed a law requiring every farmer to grow hemp. Not only was hemp legal, its cultivation was literally mandated by… Read More
How to Pass a Drug Test
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How to Pass a Drug Screen More and more employers require drug pre-employment drug screens for prospective employees, but the invasion of privacy doesn’t end there. Employees injured in on-the-job accidents are often required to take drug tests, and drug testing has also been extended to public benefits recipients in some states. Drug tests typically are done by urinalysis—about 84 percent of companies use this method—but hair follicle, saliva, breath, and blood testing may also be used to check for the presence of various legal and illegal substances. Some are quite invasive, as hair follicle testing can determine whether a subject has used drugs or other intoxicants as far as three months back. Persons subject to a drug test who… Read More
The Ending Marijuana Prohibition Act of 2013 finally!…but, there’s more….
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Representatives Jared Polis of Colorado and Earl Blumenauer of Oregon introduced two legislative measures that would end the federal prohibition on marijuana and permit for the regulated production, retail sales of cannabis to adults in states that have legalized its consumption. “We are in the process of a dramatic shift in the marijuana policy landscape,” said Rep. Blumenauer. “Public attitude, state law, and established practices are all creating irreconcilable difficulties for public officials at every level of government. We want the federal government to be a responsible partner with the rest of the universe of marijuana interests while we address what federal policy should be regarding drug taxation, classification, and legality.” Blumenauer’s office said Monday that tax revenue from the… Read More
The Insider Details of Urine Testing For Pot and Other Drugs
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Too many lives are affected by a simple yet complicated diagnosis of drug detection. For most Drug Tests…The Science is based on circumstantial evidence that measures naturally occurring reactive digestive enzymes and not the actual drug. There are different levels of enzymes that are measured for certain drugs and then sometimes even similar drugs and or not even closely related drugs. This creates what is called a “false positive”, which still might leave the decision to the policy of the Drug testing facility -whether they allow an exception or not. And they may make it a decision of the employer or drug testing company to either retest, reject or pass the sample. There are two main types of urine diagnostics.… Read More
In Remembrance of My Favorite Pot Smoker and Activist….Jack Herer
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I became familiar with Jack Herer’s work in college. His book The Emperor Wears No Clothes.. served as one of my most useful research books for papers. It provided the details to counter against the propaganda created against the commonly grown plant. The prohibitionist Law against “Marijuana” and hemp was created under hypocrital and questionable rationality. This became the foundation of many of my essays about basic humanitarian rights and the political manipulation of those rights. Herers’ Book served as the Footnote in many freethinking college essays. His work has lead me to working full time against employment discrimination of those who consume The Herb. I work for Cleartest.com to help people pass drug tests. Urine based drug tests are… Read More
Assembly Bill 390 – Is the War on Drugs Almost Over?
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There has been is allot of progress in the cannibis users rights movement.. But how much of this is actual or just good PR for politicians. Atleast the unfavorable positions of politicians are shifting to match the favorable statistics of the general population. Even after Obama’s declaration to keep from raiding lagitimate Medical Marijuana distributors.The police keep it a mystery how much law enforcement will be utilized in an attempt to prove who is legitimate or a”criminal organization” On October 19th The in a memo Attorney General Eric clarified the policy announced by Federal officials…’that they should desist from raiding and prosecuting state-approved medical marijuana providers’. Less than a week after Holder’s announcement, more than a dozen Drug Enforcement Agency… Read More
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