Judge Puts Florida’s Welfare Drug Test Law on Hold
Posted on Oct 24, 2011
Since last summer, applicants for government assistance in Florida have been required to pass a drug test before receiving federal help, but on Monday a federal judge temporarily blocked that measure in response to a lawsuit filed by the ACLU.
AP via WRAL.com:
Nearly 1,600 applicants have refused to take the test since testing began in mid-July, but they aren’t required to say why. Thirty-two applicants failed the test and more than 7,000 have passed, according to the Department of Children and Families. The majority of positives were for marijuana.
Marijuana factored into the handful of positive results of Florida’s recently instituted government assistance drug test.