With the rise in popularity of synthetic drugs, marijuana, prescription drugs and other substances that are susceptible to abuse, more Americans are becoming aware of the situation. In fact, it can be said that drugs are slowly becoming part of the culture of this generation.
Because of the drug culture that the U.S. is gradually developing, several groups — employers, educational institutions, law enforcement agencies and families — are making drug testing a critical part of their everyday life.
TestCountry sat down with Dennis Kerns, one of leading experts in the field of drug testing. Kerns served as president and board member of the Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (SAPAA), and has assisted various employers in drafting drug testing policies and programs.
Here are some snippets of our interview with Dennis Kerns:
- “I don’t believe the legalization of marijuana will have a huge impact on workplace drug testing.”
- “Companies should review their drug testing policies and determine their stand on marijuana. After that the policy should be altered, if necessary, to meet the company’s goals and standards.”
- “Today’s society is very marijuana-friendly because of an overall lack of research on the effects and duration of effects of marijuana after use.”
Read more of our interview here in this link.