Tue, January 25th, 2011 - 6:50 am - By Gordon Basichis
In Placerville, California, the school board is selling discounted drug tests to concerned parents. According to an article on the CBS Sacramento website, nearly half the students in the Placerville high schools are using marijuana. I guess this shouldn’t be a big surprise, especially in a state that nearly legalized pot in a recent referendum.
But to see if their kids are stoned, parents are getting a deal. Forty dollar drug tests are just ten bucks, a very fair price for this sort of background check. The drug test is of the ten panel variety and tests for marijuana, methamphetamines, ecstasy, cocaine, and other drugs.
This is a smart move on the part of the schools. Although, I am sure the students are not entirely thrilled about this. The other thing, once you do find out your kid is smoking dope, then what exactly do you do about it? That, in the end, is the question.