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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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Driver Medical Qualifications: The Status of FMCSA’s National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners

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By: Abigail Potter, Manager of Safety and Occupational Health Policy at the American Trucking Associations Over the last decade, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has been working towards improving standards for how commercial motor vehicle (CMV) drivers are medically qualified. One significant improvement FMCSA made toward standardizing the medical qualifications program was the […]