Tag Archives: Drug testing

Political nonsense

I have recently, been listening to the parliament (under the new Govt.).. they had the committee stage of the ‘Maritime transport amendment bill’. This was introduced by the previous right-wing Govt.. It has now been continued, but amended under the … Continue reading

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Drug testing

I just watched a current affairs item, about issues around testing the chemical components in Ecstasy tabs etc. some issues raised: 1) These drugs/compounds are still, ALL currently illegal, under the current laws (42 years old; Misuse of Drugs act … Continue reading

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False positive Tests

I was just watching a segment of the TV show; ‘Mythbusters’. They’re testing whether, ingestion of a cake or bagel etc. with poppy seeds in them, can potentially give a ‘false positive’ test result for opiates ! The official response … Continue reading

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animal stories

I heard a couple of stories around drug testing on animals: 1) in order to ‘prove’ that smoking ‘marijuana’ was excessively more harmful than smoking tobacco..(NOT) they strapped a mask on a chimp & pumped in cannabis smoke. The chimp … Continue reading

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what an insult to kiwis

I read that the NZ Prime minister has allegedly stated that many ‘foreign workers’ are being issues work visas, because.. many kiwis are not suitable, as a result of failing ‘workplace drug tests’. In recent years, many employers have jumped … Continue reading

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Drug Testing

I read that a contracted NZ Truck driver, has won $32k in compensation for unjustified dismissal.. after a ‘work place drug test’ came back positive for Cannabis. The report says that the company failed to follow their own guidelines (sacked … Continue reading

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Meth Misinfo.

I just watched a news item, about testing of state-owned houses, for ‘Meth/P contamination’. The head of the NZ Drug foundation, stated that the agency who conduct tests (then ‘decontaminate’) in these properties, have set the level far too low. … Continue reading

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