Cannabis use amongst blue collar workers high


A survey conducted by the National Cannabis Prevention and Information Centre (NCPIC) has found that up to one in five blue collar workers may be affected by cannabis at work, according to a recent report on Channel 10’s The Project.

The survey of more than 500 Aussie blue collar workers from numerous industries found that 21% of respondents admitted to using cannabis with 4 hours of going to work.

It’s a sobering thought, as blue collar workers are often in control of trucks, fork lifts and other heavy machinery while at work. Cannabis use can impair thinking, coordination, concentration and balance.

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Michael is the founder of Integrity Sampling and is responsible for overseeing all national operations. He is based at Integrity Sampling's head office in Melbourne and is also responsible for the co-ordination of drug and alcohol testing within Victoria, assisting in the implementation of drug and alcohol (fit for work) policies and the presentation of drug and alcohol education and awareness programs. You can connect with Michael Wheeldon on LinkedIn

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