10 Stunning Failures In State Welfare Drug Testing
As of this year, at least 12 states have passed legislation requiring drug testing or screening for at least some public assistance recipients. Another 14 states have also proposed similar legislation. Although this isn’t a new phenomenon (states have been considering this since 1996) it has become more of a common trend in recent years.
However, the states which have adopted these programs have also recorded stunning failures. Whether it’s extremely low positive test results, hemorrhaging money to keep the programs afloat, or massive public outcry preventing it from even getting off the ground, here are 10 examples that show drug testing welfare recipients simply doesn’t work.