posted on Jan, 27 2011 @ 01:03 PM
Drug tests, specifically urinalysis, can be extremely unreliable in determining if someone has or hasn't used a drug. Example:
If a person who has never smoked marijuana before goes in for a drug test, and decides to smoke up right before the test, the urinalysis would not be
sufficient to detect the thc in the system as it has not had time to pass into the urine. It will, however, show if that same person decided to smoke
up 3 weekends ago in their own home on their own time. It will not show if that same person decided to drink the night before, either, in most
Saliva tests, on the other hand, can pick up on drug or alcohol use minutes after consumption, can determine if that person is currently under the
influence, and does not discriminate against the casual user who consumed 3 weekends prior.
The problem isn't the tests being performed, in my opinion. The problem is the tests that are used, and that being the urinalysis. And besides, many
companies make body flushes or masks that render the tests useless anyway.
As for taking tests for unemployment: absolutely rubbish, just a power play by the state to deny more people benefits that they earned.