31 Dec '13, 6pm

#Navy begins random testing for synthetic marijuana #military

#Navy begins random testing for synthetic marijuana #military

If a member uses, possesses, promotes, manufactures, or distributes synthetic drugs, they face disciplinary action that could result in unfavorable separation from the Navy. According to Parker, the Navy's policy on substance abuse is zero tolerance. The Navy expects to test more than 1.1 million samples this year, and a portion of them will be screened for synthetic marijuana. Those that test potentially positive will be forwarded to the Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory at Lackland, Texas for confirmation. The change will be largely transparent to the command, requiring no changes to the way they currently collect and ship urine samples for drug testing. In contrast to the Navy's previous synthetic drug testing program, no action is required by the command to have random synthetic drug testing performed on the samples that are submitted. The DoD estimates that nearly 1 p...

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