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Nearly 1-1.5 million Americans are Legal Medical Marijuana Patients

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Medical marijuana refers to the use of plant parts of a herb called cannabis, as a medicine or herbal therapy as recommended by a physician. From the same plant the marijuana drug is also derived and hence the use of medical marijuana is often controversial. Majority of governments do not recognize the use of these plant parts for medicinal use. However, other governments such as US allows its use in varying degrees for one or more disorders.

If we observe the statistics or the number of medical marijuana users alone in US, we will know the fact behind US government for allowing the use.

From the data collected by NORML from state medical marijuana registries and patient estimates between 1 – 1.5 million Americans are legally authorized by their state to use marijuana in United States. If we calculate by assuming the usage of one half to one gram of medical marijuana per patient per day it represents $2.3 to $6.2 billion dollar market annually.

Based on the same data, it is estimated that these legal marijuana users can posses 566-803 thousand pounds of legal usable marijuana, allowed under state laws of America. That means these patients are allowing to cultivate 17-24 million legal cannabis plants. Further if the limits in some states like California and New Mexico are exceeded with doctors permission, 1 million pounds of state legal cannabis are allowed under the law in America.

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Nov 15, 2011

Drugalcoholtest Offers Best Quality Drug Test Kits at Very Affordable Prices

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Greenville, South Carolina (September 05, 2011) – Drug Alcohol Test, a well-recognized professionally managed online business store, is offering the best quality drug test kits at very affordable prices to its customers.

Drugalcoholtest.com is one of the most popular online stores which offers wide range of alcohol and drug testing kits. This store has got wide selection of drug test kits specially designed to conduct various drug tests at home, schools and work places.

At DAT, on-site drug test kits are available for various drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, opiates, amphetamines and nicotine in various testing formats like urine drug testing and oral drug testing. Though test kits are available for various drugs, marijuana drug testing kits are their specialty and their most popular product category.

All the drug testing kits offered by DAT adhere to the FDA guidelines and SAMHSA cut-off levels. A wide variety of breath analyzers are also offered by DAT.

Speaking about their products, a spokesperson from Drug Alcohol Test said, “We are specialized in selling wide range of products at the most affordable prices. Our aim is to provide products that are easy to use, confidential and economical. We guarantee our customers that they can get the quality products at a price that is 10% less than any competitor’s price.”

He further said that “We offer free shipping on the orders above $25.”

Other products DAT offers include pregnancy test kits, ovulation test kits, urine adulteration test kits, single and multi-panel urine drug test kits, menopause drug tests, nicotine testing kits, urine testing cups, hair drug tests, specimen validity tests, EZ test cups and adulterants and so on. These kits are simple, user-friendly and affordable.

Some of the new drug testing products offered by DAT are CLIA waived tests. As CLIA regulates all laboratory testing systems in US and require extensive documentation, the laboratories have to work in compliance with CLIA. However, these newer drugs testing products from DAT which are CLIA waived does not require extensive documentation and can be performed easily.

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Sep 5, 2011

Drugteststrips Offers High Quality Drug Test Kits Chosen By Experienced Pharmacists

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Greenville, South Carolina (Sep 05, 2011) – Drugteststrips.com, a professionally managed online drug test kits provider, is offering a wide range of quality testing solutions chosen by professional judgment of experienced pharmacists.

With the increased demand of the drug testing kits, many shady retailers have evolved in the market to cash-in the opportunity by selling low quality drug test kits, which often result in many false positives and false negatives. Many people today are not sure as who is providing quality drug test kits.

If you are one of them, looking for reliable, accurate and easy to use drug testing kits, you should definitely visit Drugteststrips.com. Drug Test Strips offers a variety of tests that effectively detect the commonly abused drugs. Their urine testing kits are approved by FDA and comply with SAMHSA cutoff levels.

When asked about the quality of the products, a spokesperson for Drug test Strips said, “Drug testing is a very specialized field and it is continuously evolving. To suit customers of all backgrounds, we offer a wide range of on-site drug and alcohol test kits, all of which are chosen by professional and experienced pharmacists here at Drug Test Strips. Our professionals assess the analytic and clinical validity of tests before they are offered to the customers.”

Whether you are an employer looking to reduce the impact of drugs and alcohol at the workplace or a parent suspicious of kids abusing alcohol or other illicit drugs, DTS offers convenient and accurate tools to identify the drug abusers at homes, offices, schools etc.

These drug testing kits come in single and multi-panel format. Single test panel kits detect the presence of one drug in the given sample. While multi-panel drug test kits can effectively detect 10-12 drugs at one time using a single sample.

Besides offering drug testing kits and home drug tests, Drugteststrips.com also offers laboratory confirmation services for further confirmation of specimens for drug usage.

Drug Test Strips also provides quality alcohol detection solutions in the form of breathalyzers (D.O.T / NHTSA approved) and saliva tests. It also offers an assortment of menopause test, ovulation test and pregnancy test kits.

Various drug testing solutions offered by Drugteststrips.com products have been found to be highly accurate and are guaranteed against defects in labeling and packaging until the stated expiration date. These drug tests and solutions are affordable for home buyers, corporate customers, schools, offices etc.

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Sep 5, 2011

Importance of Random Drug Testing at Schools

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Drug abuse is common among students due to peer pressure and other reasons. They are responsible for crime and disputes at schools. Learning and memory skills of students are affected by drug abuse. So it is necessary to conduct random drug testing on students to avoid these problems. Marijuana drug test, cocaine drug test, and nicotine drug test are some of the tests which can be conducted as a part of drug-testing programs.

A random drug testing is nothing but testing students randomly without prior notice. Urine, saliva, and hair drug tests can be included in random drug testing. As the students are not mentioned about the test in advance, there is no chance to adulterate sample or check ways for passing the test.

Random drug testing is very much beneficial for schools. It helps in monitoring the behavior of students. Social as well as individual behavior of students can be maintained by checking for drug addiction. Random drug tests help in providing in-time and effective treatment for drug abused students. Elimination of crime related activities in schools is possible through random drug testing.

Instead of conducting each test like marijuana drug test or cocaine drug test individually, it is better to use multi-panel drug test kits. Multi-panel drug test kits are cost-effective and also can test many drugs at a time. Five panel and 10 panel drug test kits are used by schools for conducting random drug tests.

Random drug tests help in enhancing proper maintenance of students’ health. It also improves safety and discipline in schools. Certain education programs have to be conducted for avoiding drug addiction among students.

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Feb 16, 2011

Know About Nicotine Urine Test

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Various tests for detecting nicotine are done which measures the level of a chemical called cotinine. Cotinine is a metabolite of nicotine. When nicotine is consumed by a person, the body metabolizes it and converts into cotinine. Nicotine test is conducted by blood, saliva, urine, and hair samples. However, most commonly a urine test is conducted for detecting the presence of nicotine and its metabolites. It is important for parents to know about nicotine test as they wish to determine if their children have been smoking. Some health and life insurance companies also conduct nicotine tests for checking the person who apply for insurance. Nicotine tests are also conducted by many organizations to provide safe workplace environment.

A cotinine test helps in detecting only the usage of tobacco and not any other diseases or ailments. Urine cotinine test can detect cotinine for two to four days after the use of tobacco. The levels of cotinine are based on the amount and type of tobacco consumed. The cut-off value for a nicotine urine test is 200ng/ml. Exposure to secondhand smoke may also give a positive result in nicotine testing.

The urine test detects the presence of cotinine by use of a test strip or by placing few drops of urine on a test disc. A postive or a negative result is shown based on the reaction of cotinine in the sample with testing materials. Many home based nicotine urine test kits are also available that help in detecting the presence of cotinine. These are available in superstores, pharmacies, and also through internet.

Urine nicotine tests are used in many situations such as smoking cessation programs, child custody cases, and life insurance purposes.

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Jan 10, 2011

Drug Test Strips Provides a Wide Range of Marijuana Testing Solutions to Better Serve Its Customers

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Released by: Drugteststrips.com

Drugteststrips.com provides a wide range of niche Marijuana testing solutions to better serve its customers especially home users. These Marijuana testing solutions are available in oral, urine test formats as test cards and test cups.

Drugteststrips.com, a professionally managed online drugstore is providing a wide range of Marijuana testing solutions to better serve its customers especially home users. The Marijuana testing solutions are available in oral, urine test formats as test cards and test cups. These test kits help to effectively detect majority of commonly abused illegal drugs such as Marijuana (THC metabolite), Cocaine and Methamphetamine etc.

The drug testing kits provided by drugteststrips.com are reliable, convenient, accurate, and useful for drug testing at homes, offices, and schools. These drug testing kits come in single and multi panel format and can effectively detect 10-12 drugs at one time in single sample. The single panel and multi panel test strips and EZ test cups can effectively detect Marijuana individually or in combination with other drugs in urine. Also, the oral fluids device provides for a convenient, easy, and non-invasive way to detect Marijuana in saliva. The Marijuana testing solutions offered by drugteststrips.com are suitable for onsite testing at homes, schools, colleges, and workplaces.

Drugteststrips.com also offers an assortment of Nicotine test kits, Pregnancy test kits and Urine adulteration detection testing kits that are approved by FDA and comply with SAMHSA cutoff levels. Besides offering drug testing kits and home drug tests, Drugteststrips.com also offers laboratory confirmation services for further confirmation of specimens for drug usage. It also provides quality alcohol detection solutions in the form of breathalyzers and saliva or oral tests. The breathalyzers, saliva or oral tests are very easy to perform, less invasive, and provide quick and accurate results that can be easily used at home, workplaces, and schools.

Various drug testing solutions offered by Drugteststrips.com products have been found to be highly accurate and are guaranteed against defects in labeling and packaging until the stated expiration date. These drug tests and solutions are affordable for home buyers, corporate customers, schools, offices etc.

For further details, please contact-
DrugTestStrips.com
P.O. Box 7005 Greenville,
SC 29606-7005
United States
Tel: 1-866-937-8483 (Toll Free)
Website: http://www.drugteststrips.com

About Drugteststrips.com:
Drugteststrips.com is an online provider of quality Drug test kits, home drug tests for effective detection of drugs and alcohol in home, schools, offices etc. Drugteststrips.com provides quick, accurate, user-friendly, affordable, and quality drug testing products in several formats including blood, urine, and oral drug testing kits. It also provides laboratory confirmation services for further testing of specimens to confirm drug usage. Drugteststrips.com is accredited by BBB.org and also provides free shipping for orders above $25. It also offers improvised testing kits in popular methods of testing such as strips and cups making it easy to use their products.

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Sep 21, 2010

DAT Introduces Newer Drug Testing Products to Better Serve Customers

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Released by: DrugAlcoholTest.com

Drug Alcohol Test supporting drug testing needs of individuals and organizations introduced newer drug test products to better serve its customers.

Drug Alcohol Test which is a well recognized professionally managed business firm has introduced convenient and reliable newer drug testing products to better serve its customers.

To better serve its customers, DAT introduced a new advanced EZ Test Cup II which is convenient and helps to get accurate results. The EZ Test Cup II with hinged lid has new integrated test variants that offer better quality of results at the same price. The efficient design of the EZ Test Cup II makes testing easier at homes, offices, events etc. As home users apart from organizations and institutions constitute a major portion of customer base of DAT, the EZ Test Cup II with simplified procedures will benefit employees and individuals who feel comfortable in privacy of their homes and offices.

Some of the new drug testing products offered by DAT are CLIA waived tests. As CLIA regulates all laboratory testing systems in US and require extensive documentation, the laboratories have to work in compliance with CLIA. However, these newer drugs testing products from DAT which are CLIA waived does not require extensive documentation and can be performed easily.

Besides these newer products, DAT also offers integrated test kits and a selection of Nicotine test kits, Alcohol test kits, Pregnancy test kits, and Urine adulteration detection test kits which are of high quality, approved by FDA, and adhere to SAMHSA cutoff levels. A wide variety of Breathalyzers are also offered by DAT.

DAT has also expanded its range of oral drug tests and now includes oral drug tests in different test formats. The customers can now have a wide range of selection of oral drug tests which can be easily performed at workplaces, home, schools etc. As oral drug tests are easy to administer, tamper proof, less invasive, and provide quick results, they are most suitable for employee drug testing at workplaces and in schools.

The new drug testing kits are affordable for corporate customers, home users, employees, and schools etc.

For further details, please contact-
Drug Alcohol Test
412 Collingsworth Lane
Greenville, SC 29615
United States
Tel: 1-888-237-3445 (Toll Free)
Website: www.drugalcoholtest.com

About Drug Alcohol Test:
Drugalcoholtest.com offers products online ranging from test kits for drug abuse to alcohol tests to integrated tests for drug testing of employees, individuals, at schools, and home users for past several years. Drug Alcohol Test provides quick, accurate, user-friendly, affordable, and quality drug testing products in several formats including blood, urine, and oral drug testing kits. It also provides laboratory confirmation services for further testing of specimens to confirm drug usage. Drug Alcohol Test is accredited by BBB.org and also provides free shipping for orders above $25. Drug Alcohol Test also offers improvised testing kits in popular methods of testing such as strips and cups making it easy to use their products.

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Jul 19, 2010

The Cost Effective Urine Drug Test

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Urine drug testing is cost effective method and is the test which is done most frequently. Urine test is generally conducted because of its speedy analysis. It detects the presence of drug metabolites. These drug metabolites indicate the influence of the drug in the body. It also reveals the recent usage of the drug.

When a drug was taken it is harder to determine using the urine test rather than the determining it with blood test.

Urine is collected at a remote place and urine is being split into two samples. By the use of first sample the drug is analyzed by the laboratory method known as the immunoassay which is used for detecting the substance by antibody reactive which is the first screening method. If the result of the first test is positive then another sample is sent for gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS) methodology. Then the results are reviewed by the physician. If the result is negative then there is no drug influence on the body. If the result is positive then the person is under drug influence.

In U.S, 5% of all pre-employed samples of the job seekers turn out to be positive. Even the percentages are much higher in the case of post-employment cases. The major limitation using the urine drug test is that they should conduct both the tests.

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Jun 25, 2010