Drug testing with a twist in Queensland

Key findings from the National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2019 have just been released and they provide an interesting insight into Australians’ use of legal and illegal drugs… And support the need for drug testing. Credit Marketeering Group https://www.flickr.com/photos/184869336@N08/48861865166/

Can you fail roadside drug testing from passive smoking of cannabis?

According to a driver in Queensland you can. As reported in a Courier Mail article, he told police that he returned a positive roadside drug test because he had been at a his grandfather’s wake the previous night, where there had been “smoking going on”.

The driver, Tony Woodrow, appeared before Maryborough Magistrates Court earlier this week where he pleaded guilty to one charge of drug driving. According to the article, he pleaded guilty because he accepted he did have the drug in his system. He was fined $200 and disqualified from driving for one month.

Mr Woodrow said in the future he would be more careful when around other who were smoking.


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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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