News — drug test

Cleveland Brown's Josh Gordon Suspended for a Third Time
Posted by UTS -

img source: Bleacher Report   Josh Gordon is not new to the NFL suspension game. Earlier this week, Gordon was reported testing positive for his substance of abuse test.   Josh Gordon is a wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns. In a statement released by the general manger, “As we have conveyed, we are disappointed to once again be at this point with Josh.” Their sentiments are substantiated.   This marks Gordon’s third suspension to date. Three consecutive years in a row. His first suspension fronted his 2013 season (missing two games) and Gordon was still able to lead the NFL...

View Article →

Turning Your Eye on Colorado: Marijuana Legalization
Posted by UTS -

img source: wikipedia Thousands stood in line for hours to be among the first to legally buy the drug for recreational purposes, under a measure overwhelmingly approved by voters in 2012. In the 14 months since the vote, much of the effort by state and local officials has been to limit the potential public health hazards of legal marijuana use. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) released their December report finding a rise in marijuana use among high school students. "The more access there is to marijuana, the more probability there is that students will be using at higher levels,"...

View Article →

Drug Testing: Second-Hand Marijuana Smoke
Posted by UTS -

img source: hightimes.com “Many people are exposed to secondhand cannabis smoke,” says lead author Evan S. Herrmann, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine postdoctoral fellow. That’s when researchers found the drug’s active ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, and other byproducts could turn up in nonsmokers’ bodies after an hour or more spent in extreme conditions with heavy smokers in an enclosed space. The study examined the response time of individuals exposed to the second-hand smoke compared to them without the smokey influence. The result showed a significant delay in response time when exposed to the second-hand smoke. In addition, extreme exposure may influence a drug test...

View Article →

Failed Drug Test Suspends Pitcher
Posted by UTS -

Atlanta Braves pitcher Andre McKirahan was recently suspended for 80 games without pay for using the performance enhancing substance Ipamorelin - which releases growth hormone. This is the second time in less than three weeks that a Braves pitcher has been suspended for performance enhancers. It will be interesting to see how the Braves will proceed as McKirahan has been in and out of the lineup in recent years with injuries and suspensions. Read more about it [here]

View Article →