How common is drug use in the workplace?

News 08/05/2019

Kirk Hardy, CEO of The Drug Detection Agency joins Peter Williams on Magic Mornings to discuss the prevalence of drugs in the workplace. 

Kirk is a former New Zealand Police Drug Squad Detective. 

He left the Police in early 2005 to set up The Drug Detection Agency as the first true on-site drug testing provider. Within 5 years TDDA became the market leader in New Zealand for drug and alcohol testing, education service and property methamphetamine screening.

Today he speaks with Peter to explore how common drug use is in the workplace? He also explains what might be the impact of the cannabis referendum for detection.

Kirk tells Peter that the potency of commercially availbale cannabis, in the United States for example, is stagerringly higher than the strains available in his youth.

He explains that Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active ingredient of cannabis that impairs motor functions and give users that high.

30 years ago the average THC content of cannabis was around three percent, while today the range as high as 30 percent.

You can listen to the full interview above.