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Are Workplace Related Accidents Due to Pot Use On The Rise?

A recent study suggest no increase in work related accidents and the use of cannabis.

For the study, researchers assessed whether there exists a statistical association between cannabis use and work related accidents; they did this by “comparing the proportion of marijuana positive urine specimens for post-accident verses random samples” from five states (Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and Missouri).

“This study failed to demonstrate a statistically significant difference between the numbers of laboratory positive marijuana urine drug tests for a group of random drug tests compared to a group of post-accident drug tests”, claims the study’s author.

“This study cannot be taken as definitive evidence of absence of an association between marijuana and work related accidents but the findings are compelling.”

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Author: Johnny Green

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