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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…

Baseball Drug Tests Down 25% in 2017

In 2017 the number of drug tests conducted by Major League Baseball - from off-season 2016 through to arguably the greatest World Series in baseball history  - totaled 10,237, up 25% from the previous year.  This figures breaks down into…

The Jersey Devil

In 2009 I asked all three gubernatorial candidates during a televised debate if any would support and sign the medical marijuana bill that was likely to pass the New Jersey state legislature at that time. The liberal Democrat incumbent Jon…

When Your Drug Dealer’s Big Pharma…

The opioid crisis changed everything. Years ago, a story about urine testing was sure to be a cautionary tale of abuse - not of drug abuse especially but of ongoing institutional abuse with an addiction to hardcore cash...

The Piss King

Shortly after the New Year, just as California finally, thankfully, lit up legally, puckish U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions turned into a major buzzkill by doubling down on federal law...