Drug Test Heroes: Bernadette Coughlin

About two months ago Bernadette Coughlin, a food service supervisor for the multinational giant Sodexo, stumbled on the job site at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, Mass and slammed her wrist against the ground. She wiggled her fingers and…

SVTs Change The Odds in Drug Testing

A guy walks into a doctor's office. The doctor says,"Your urine test came back. I have good news and bad news." What's the good news?" the man asks. "You passed the drug test." "Great! What's the bad news?" "You're pregnant."

Herding Cash Cows

One gets the distinct impression that the drug test industry is going a little cray-cray about the increasing medicalization and legalizing of cannabis...

George Carlin: The Lost Interview

"All the oils on canvas and all the cantatas don't really raise us above the venal. I think there's a very thin membrane. I think it would take less than a generation to be back to barbarism..."

Marihuana Reconsidered Reconsidered

The beginning of the end of the prohibition of marijuana started quietly fifty years ago this month with the publication of a near-forgotten article in a long-defunct scholarly journal that set in motion a chain of events...

Dealing With The Dogg

Seventeen years ago… I was sitting at my desk when the phone rang. The music editor, Steve Bloom, wanted to know if I knew where to get weed.  “I'm uptown at the Snoop Dogg photo shoot. He's here now with his crew and I don't know what…

How To Beat Your Urine Test Fast!

If time is short (as in “I have a drug test the day after tomorrow”), or if you are a somewhat heavyset daily weed smoker with an upcoming urinalysis, your best option to pass the test is the Substitution Method. This is when synthetic or…