A closer look at school background checks after two coaches arrested

Excerpted from a FOX 59 Story by Eric Graves Within days of each other last week, two central Indiana high school coaches were arrested and charged with dealing and possession of drugs. The schools that hired both coaches confirmed they passed background checks. Mike McCarty’s company Safe Hiring Solutions conducted the background check for one. […]

NYPD reverses decision to end marijuana testing for officers

The New York Police Department (NYPD) announced this week it would no longer randomly test police officers or job applicants for marijuana, but then did an immediate about-face the same day. Talk about buzz-kill! An initial memo, written by the department’s deputy commissioner for legal affairs, said the new policy would align with state labor […]

U.S. Supreme Court rejects cases seeking workers’ comp for medical marijuana

Excerpted from a Duane Morris LLP Blog by Emily Meehan The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear two cases challenging Minnesota’s denial of workers’ compensation for medical marijuana used to treat work injuries. Two Minnesota employees, Susan Musta, who suffered a neck injury while working as a dental hygienist and Daniel Bierbach, who was injured […]

Hemp-infused drinks could potentially cause soldiers to fail drug tests

We ran across an interesting story this week involving a Rockstar energy drink potentially causing soldiers to fail drug tests. The new PepsiCo drinks, dubbed “Rockstar Unplugged,” are infused with hemp seed oil as well as B vitamins, spearmint and lemon balm. “A single use of some hemp products may result in a positive drug […]