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Photo illustration by Slate. I was shocked to hear, several weeks ago, that a fellow journalist, who recently started as a research editor at a national magazine, had been asked to pee into a cup. Why would a research editor need to undergo this screening?
I was not myself drug-tested before publishing this story.
Neither was my editor, nor the copy editor, nor any of the designers, programmers, or art editors who worked on it. For all I know, the lot of them—the entire staff of Slate—could be huddled in a conference room right this very minute, passing joints around and shooting dope and snorting PCP.
But ours is not the standard workplace in America. For the most part, media professionals reside in a private Xanadu, with little effort spent monitoring our drug consumption. According to a recent survey of almost 70, working adults from across the United States, On the contrary, drug testing is still widespread.
Most of the larger corporations, and most—if not all—of the Fortune have some sort of drug-testing. Photo illustration by Holly Allen. The practice has recently begun to creep in new directions. In November, lawmakers in West Virginia discussed a bill to drug test anyone applying for a state-controlled welfare programs.
Ohio lately held a set of hearings on the same thing. And Wisconsin started screening applicants for jobs training and food stamps.
At least a dozen other states already have such laws in place, and at least a dozen have proposed the same in every year sinceaccording to the National Conference of State Legislatures. This broad and retro culture of drug testing seems at odds with the growing disengagement from our long and painful War on Drugs.
States are legalizing marijuana, and its use is on the rise ; politicians now evince broad support for undoing policies that filled our prisons with harmless drug offenders. Yet despite this shift in strategy and realignment of our values, the drug testing of employees—performed at great expense to both the public and private sectors—remains routine.
As was the case 30 years ago, drug testing has no solid base of evidence, no proof that it succeeds. Advertisement That might make sense if testing yielded clear benefits to the companies that deploy it or to society at large. As was the case 30 years ago, testing has no solid base of evidence, no proof that it succeeds.
And what positive effects we do understand—there are indeed a few—seem almost accidental. They may not be worth the time and money and intrusion. Testing has become a national addiction, and it may be time to taper off. Like so many excesses of drug culture, screening got its start in the s, when the Department of Defense took urine samples from veterans of Vietnam, to identify abusers and assist their rehabilitation.
But the widespread programs that we have today were not conceived until the s, amid the fervor that developed after two putatively drug-related transportation accidents.
The details of those incidents are telling.
The first occurred one night in the spring ofwhen a twin-engine Navy plane crashed into the deck of a nuclear supercarrier, the USS Nimitzand caused an onboard missile to detonate. Fourteen crewmen died in the fiery disaster, and subsequent autopsies of their bodies showed that six had used marijuana at some point in the preceding 30 days.
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