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Detecting Synthetic Cannabis in Workplace Drug Tests Getting Harder

synthetic cannabisJust when most workplaces have started implementing drug testing programs that effectively screen users of illegal substances such as cannabis, cocaine, ice, and heroin, here comes synthetic cannabis, a drug that is proving to be quite difficult to detect by normal drug testing methods. What makes things worse is that there is an increased prevalence of synthetic cannabis use in workplaces these days, making it harder for employers to effectively implement their work health and safety programs.

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The Different Types of Drug Test

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The need for drug testing in the workplace is already being recognised by a growing number of employers. If you’re an employer, you need to be aware that there a number of drug testing methods available to you. To know your options, here is some information about the different types of drug test.

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10 Facts About Drugs You Probably Didn’t Know

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In this day and age, we all know a lot of things about drugs, particularly the illegal kind. We’re already aware of how dangerous they can be when abused, both in the short term and in the long term. Then again, for all the things we know about drugs, there are still a lot of things about them that many of us are probably still in the dark about. Here are 10 facts about drugs you probably didn’t know.

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The Spread of Meth Use in Australia

meth use in AustraliaCrystal methamphetamine, popularly known in Australia as ice, is one of the more dangerous illicit drugs out there. As a powerful stimulant, crystal meth use can lead to convulsions, bizarre, and erratic behaviours in the short term among other things. Long term users, on the other hand, are exposing themselves to permanent damage to the vessels of the heart and brain, high blood pressure, respiratory problems, and many other serious health issues.

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All About Ketamine

powdered form of ketamineDeveloped by Parke-Davis in 1962, Ketamine is being marketed as an anaesthetic in human and veterinary medicine. It has, however, become a popular recreational drug due to its capability to produce a dissociative state. Users usually report a sense of detachment from one’s physical body, as well as hallucinations.

Ketamine, which is also known as Special K, K, ket, kitkat, super k or horse trank, comes in a white or off-white powder form or a clear liquid form. Users usually inject, snort or swallow Ketamine when using, but there are users who prefer to mix it in a drink, or smoke it with tobacco or cannabis.

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