Road Trip: Cannabis edibles may avoid detection in drug tests, toxicologist says

RCMP say although they use drug-testing technology only the standard field sobriety test needs to be used to lay impaired driving charges This story is part of The GrowthOp’s Road Trip series, which focuses on the intersection between the legalization of cannabis edibles and other products on October 17th, and driving while under the influence. … Read more

The Benefits of Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS™) Testing in Substance Use Disorder

Following 25 years of extensive research by many scientists worldwide, a panel of ten reward gene risk variants, called the Genetic Addiction Risk Score (GARS), has been developed. In unpublished work, when GARS was compared to the Addiction Severity Index (ASI), which has been used in many clinical settings, GARS significantly predicted the severity of … Read more

CBD or THC? Common Drug Test Can’t Tell the Difference

By Amanda Chicago LewisThose cannabidiol-laced gummy bears may be entirely legal, but they could still get you arrested on marijuana possession charges. In June of 2018, Mark Pennington received troubling news from his ex-girlfriend, with whom he shared custody of their 2-year-old son. She had taken a hair follicle from the boy, she said, and had … Read more