Tue 03-10-98 12:10 pm


WASHINGTON (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you take nutritional hemp products to boost your protein intake, you could fail an employee drug test.

According to the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), two different studies show high protein hemp supplements can make you test positive for pot – even though hemp has absolutely no psychoactive ingredients.

In one study, a person who took the recommended daily dosage of a hemp oil supplement failed a drug test only two days after starting the health regime.

The other study showed a person who ingested small quantities of ordinary hemp oil every day for a month tested positive for pot use on a standard drug test.

NORML says the studies prove current drug tests are flawed and innocent people could lose their jobs for using a harmless product to improve their health.

The pro-pot organization says companies should be testing to see if folks are impaired by drug use, not just to see if there’s evidence of drugs in an employee’s system.

CONTACT: Allen St. Pierre (NORML press contact); Washington, DC; (202) ***-****

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