CBD Oil

MRO Talks Podcast – How does CBD Oil Affect Drug Screening Results?

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In this edition of MRO Talks, Dr. Todd Simo, HireRight’s Chief Medical Officer provides further commentary on a recent blog I wrote called Clarifications on CBD and Drug Testing. CBD is the component of the marijuana plant that causes the majority of positive health effects, in terms of pain relief and seizure prophylaxis. However, CBD is highly unregulated […]

Is Marijuana Testing Going Up in Smoke?

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Drug testing has been part of the fabric of employment screening since the mid-1980s.  Since then, there has been a natural ebb and flow in regard to how companies regard drug testing. HireRight’s 2018 Vertical Industries Spotlight Report, based upon data received from nearly 6,000 HR professionals, found that the vast majority of employers in […]

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Clarifications on CBD and Drug Testing

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Medical marijuana has been an issue in the US since the inception on the war on drugs in the 1970’s.  In 1978, Robert Randall sued the federal government for arresting him for using cannabis to treat his glaucoma.  The judge ruled Randall needed cannabis for medical purposes.  This medical marijuana standard persisted until 1992 when […]

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Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse on Track for 2020 Implementation Date

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The long-awaited Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration (FMCSA) Commercial Driver’s License Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse is moving forward as planned with a mandatory compliance date of January 2020. Employers will be able to check the database to see if a driver has had a previous positive or refusal test.  Information on completion of the return-to-duty […]

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OSHA Clarifies Guidance on Post-Incident Drug Testing and Workplace Safety Incentive Programs

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a memorandum to help clarify the Department’s position on 29 C.F.R. § 1904.35 (b)(1)(iv). The rule prohibited employers from discharging or discriminating against an employee for reporting a work-related injuries or illness. OSHA noted in the Preamble that in some instances, post-incident drug and alcohol testing could […]