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John Romano column: It's time for Florida to get out of the drug testing business



The first anniversary of Florida's drug testing crusade recently passed without celebration. No card, no cake, no outbreak of song.

That seems terribly insensitive. Almost rude. And so today I propose we belatedly honor state-run drug testing in the kindest way possible:

By killing it.

Lock, stock and pee cup.

For if the past year has taught us anything, it is that drug testing by your state government is a spectacularly bad idea on almost every level.

Florida has taken three different stabs at drug testing in the past year, and none of the programs are currently operational. They all remain in legal limbo, and apparently no one outside of Tallahassee seems to care.

Story here.

[Last modified: Monday, April 23, 2012 8:55am]


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