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  • David

    Very interesting exchange

    July 3, 2014

  • Michael H.

    Fun and informative.

    July 3, 2014

  • Dan L.

    I think an important concept to think about is the purpose of employment drug testing.

    We drug test at my company because our staff drive company vehicles, work inside of customers' homes, and use power tools and ladders. It's a liability issue, not a morality or legality issue. We need to be able to prove, in the case of an accident, that our staff member was not under the influence. Otherwise, we (and presumably the majority of companies) don't really care what our staff do on their own time, when they aren't representing us. Forcing welfare applicants to pass a drug test has nothing to do with liability, and everything to do with conservatives attempting, once again, to legislate morality.

    3 · July 2, 2014

    • Dan L.

      Jason, the issue for me is that the "problem" doesn't seem big enough to justify the cost of "solving" it.

      July 2, 2014

    • Jason

      According to that article that David posted, there is a cost savings. The drug tests cost about $30K but the state saved $369K from walk aways. That is a net savings of $339K.

      July 2, 2014

  • Jason

    Can you answer this very short poll to give us feedback about the article links for Cordova's Ockham's Cafe? Thanks!

    http://www.meetup.com/Ockhams-Cafe/polls/

    July 1, 2014

  • Jason

    If Colorado tested for marijuana use among welfare recipients, that state could potentially save more than $369,000. Marijuana is still federally illegal in that state. Part of welfare relief comes from federal aide.

    July 1, 2014

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