The CA supremest decided to let the urine tasters get rich
Permit racial profiling through piss.
Need to check medical stats,
no problem. Same for anything in the DNA.
Pregnant? Diabetes? Alcoholism? Mental Illness?
More easy to get rid of those pesky whistle blowers.
No one to stop patients from uneployment.
Leaving one huge welfare state to pay for.
Or if they can't get assistance.
More big bucks for Arnos private prisons.
See them all run out of the woodwork.
writing about Ganja when the news ain't so positive.
Where are these wimpy reporters,
when Ford was hiding tumor research?
When Rayguns was suffocating monkey's?
When Nixon rejected science for fascist fear mongers.
Maybe if the drug stores and bars all shut down
sheople would understand what we're going through? - DdCIf I instituted drug testing at Cypress,
I would get a brick through my windshield, and I would deserve it. --T.J. Rogers, President, Cypress SemiconductorSometimes the Court Gets It Wrong January 25th, 2008
Posted by Joe Elford It was a very cold day today in the Bay Area. It was cold in San Francisco and, unusually, colder still in Oakland. Far colder was the California Supreme Court’s decision in Ross v. Ragingwire, which limits the Compassionate Use Act to far less than a shell of its promise of “ensur[ing] that seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes where that medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician. . . .” And this is not even to mention the Fair Employment and Housing Act, which, though hardly mentioned by the Supreme Court, was the basis for our position.continued... compassionatecoalition“The majority’s holding disrespects the will of California’s voters who, when they enacted the Compassionate Use Act, surely never intended that persons who availed themselves of its provisions would thereby disqualify themselves from employment.”- Dissenting Justice KennardASA Argues Medical Marijuana Employment Rights California Supreme Court Case to Decide Fate of Qualified Patients
A 45-year-old disabled veteran is at the center of a California Supreme Court case that will decide whether California medical marijuana patients can be fired for using the medicine state law allows. Gary Ross, outside of court. Non Testers ListThe Non-Tester's List - "NTList" - was founded on March 7, 1997
The purpose of the Non-Tester's List is to bring forth a list of companies for employment and advertising purposes that do NOT drug test for various reasons, i.e. constitutional or political reasons, afford-ability, don't mind the personal use of, or owners that may use themselves.
“If we choose to violate the rights of the innocent in order to discover and act against the guilty, then we have transformed our country into a police state and abandoned one of the fundamental tenants of a free society. In order to win the war on drugs, we must not sacrifice the life of the Constitution in the battle.” ~US District Judge H. Lee Sarokin~Employer's Area - Alternatives to Drug Testing
The Employers Area contains important information and studies for employers regarding the effects of testing workers. This area includes viable alternatives to drug testing, Companies that drug testThink of the children
Friday, January 25, 2008
From the Drug Czar: Students Push For Random Drug Testing Calif. Firms Can Fire Medical Marijuana Users By Karl Vick
CN Source: Washington Post January 25, 2008 Los Angeles, CAWorkers Can Be Fired for Using Med Pot Off Duty By Maura Dolan
CN Source: Los Angeles Times January 25, 2008 San Francisco, CACA Supreme Court Upholds Anti-Marijuana Ruling By Melissa Evans
CN Source: Daily Breeze January 25, 2008 CAMedical Pot Use Can Get You Fired By Thadeus Greenson
CN Source: Times-Standard January 25, 2008 CaliforniaMedicinal-Pot Users Stuck Editorial
CN Source: Ventura County Star January 25, 2008 CaliforniaCalifornia Court Legitimizes Firings for Use of MJ By Karl Vick
CN Source: Washington Post January 24, 2008 Los Angeles, CACA Justices Put Limits on Medical Marijuana Law By Jesse McKinley
CN Source: New York Times January 24, 2008 San Francisco, CACourt Gives Bosses Leeway To Fire Medical Pot User By Matthew Hirsch
CN Source: Recorder January 24, 2008 CaliforniaWorkers Can Be Fired for Using Medical Pot By Bob Egelko
CN Source: San Francisco Chronicle January 24, 2008 San Francisco, CABosses May Fire Workers for Using Medical Pot By Maura Dolan
CN Source: Los Angeles Times January 24, 2008 San Francisco, CACalif. Court: Medical Pot Not OK at Work By Paul Elias
CN Source: Associated Press January 24, 2008 San Francisco, CA The PisstastersGambleholic Pisstasters Bill Bendit's Bad Bet: The Bookmaker of VirtuesAnnotated NORML Weekly News for January 17, 2008.
White House Pushing “Drug Testing”.
Even Though (Or Because?)It Doesn’t Work.
Vermont May “Decrim.” Posted by Richard Cowan on 2008-01-21 16:20:00
“Drug testing” is counterproductive, which may be why the government likes it so much. However, these “regional summits” serve two purposes. First, they cater to important parts of the drug war constituency, the testing racket, obviously, but the rehab racket as well. Second, they are a part of the drug war propaganda campaign. They claim to be “doing something” about the “problem” and that is a part of the process.continued... marijuananews/965Sometimes the law defends plunder and participates in it. Sometimes the law places the whole apparatus of judges, police, prisons and gendarmes at the service of the plunderers, and treats the victim -- when he defends himself -- as a criminal.-- Frederic Bastiat, "The Law"Employment Drug Test Results Often ChallengedJust Say No To Drug Tests Setting Drug Impairment Levels Far OffDrug-Test Case Pitting Ideology Against LawRandom drug tests no answer
We agree with the members of the Free-hold Regional High School District Board of Education who indicated that they do not want to see students given random drug tests or believe such tests would serve as a deterrent to drug use by teenagers. The district should not be in the business of randomly selecting students to be tested. We support the present policy that offers assistance to a student when reasonable evidence suggests that person is using illegal substances.Are drug tests reliable?
The drug screens used by most companies are not reliable. These tests yield false positive results at least 10 percent, and possibly as much as 30 percent, of the time. Experts concede that the tests are unreliable.
At a recent conference, 120 forensic scientists, including some who worked for manufacturers of drug tests, were asked,
"Is there anybody who would submit urine for drug testing if his career, reputation, freedom or livelihood depended on it?"
Not a single hand was raised. Although more accurate tests are available, they are expensive and infrequently used. And even the more accurate tests can yield inaccurate results due to laboratory error.
A survey by the National Institute of Drug Abuse, a government agency, found that 20 percent of the labs surveyed mistakenly reported the presence of illegal drugs in drug-free urine samples.
Unreliability also stems from the tendency of drug screens to confuse similar chemical compounds. For example, codeine and Vicks Formula 44-M have been known to produce positive results for heroin, Advil for marijuana, and Nyquil for amphetamines.
But shouldn't exceptions be made for certain workers, such as bus drivers, who are responsible for the lives of others?
Obviously, people who are responsible for others' lives should be held to high standards of job performance. But urine testing will not help employers do that because it does not detect impairment.
If employers in transportation and other industries are really concerned about the public's safety, they should abandon imperfect urine testing and test performance instead.
Computer assisted performance tests already exist and, in fact, have been used by NASA for years on astronauts and test pilots. These tests can actually measure hand-eye coordination and response time, do not invade people's privacy, and can improve safety far better than drug tests can. The above article was supplied by the ACLU - scroll 1/2 down pg Reasonable Doubt: Can Crime Labs Be Trusted?
CNN Program Overview March 13, 2006
In a criminal court, forensic evidence can be decisive. A fingerprint match or positive hair analysis can turn a questionable case into a slam-dunk conviction.
Jurors often see forensics as infallible, and popular TV shows like CSI have added to the mystique. But how good is the science behind forensics?
And how well do our crime labs operate?
A joint investigation conducted by CNN Presents and the Center for Investigative Reporting reveals serious flaws in bullet evidence, hair analysis, DNA testing, and even fingerprinting.
In some cases, those flaws have put innocent people in prison. Self Perpetuating Lies President Ronald Reagan, at the urging of then Vice President George Bush, appointed Carlton Turner as the White House Drug (czar) Advisor in 1981.
Soon after Turner left office,
Nancy Reagan recommended that no corporation be permitted to do business with the Federal government without having a urine purity policy in place to show their loyalty.Drug Testing FAQ v4.12 U.S. Lawmakers consider 'Piss Tasting Grity Act of 2005'Drug Testing should be illegalCarlton Turner became a rich man in what has now become a huge growth industry: urine-testing.Thriving Market in Drug-Test 'Aids' Policing For Profit: The Drug War's Hidden Economic Agenda This kind of business denies the basic rights of privacy, self-incrimination (Fifth Amendment) rights, unreasonable search and seizure, and the presumption of innocence (until proven guilty).More Job Applicants Failing Workplace Drug TestBush's Reefer MadnessSubmission to the humiliation of having your most private body parts and functions observed by a hired voyeur is now the test of eligibility for private employment, or to contract for a living wage.After Failing Drug Test, Policeman Hangs Himself Turner's new money-making scheme demands that all other Americans relinquish their fundamental right to privacy and self-respect.