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On this page we look forward to regularly informing you about new happenings at Drug Information Systems Inc.!

 

NEW! DNA Ancestry Test available through Drug Information Systems! SPECIAL RIGHT NOW $175!!!! 30 days for results. Call and make your appointment today or walk-in in our convenient walk-in hours!

 

Do you want to make an appointment?

  • Simply go to the main page of this website at the bottom of the page you may sign up for an appointment or contact us by phone at 406-444-500, text 406-439-5515 or via email by using our contact form.

 

DOT increases the FMCSA Random testing back to 50% (was 25%)

 

We offer LIVE Required Supervisor Training Classes!

  • We have received so many requests to come back again and again for these at businesses, they are lively, fun and very informative! Book your class today! We will accomodate groups of any size and can come to you in any city or state! Now offering a ZOOM Supervisor Training Class! 

 

January 6, 2020 was the kickoff of the DOT-FMCSA Clearinghouse!

  • The clearinghouse is a secure online database that gives employers, the FMCSA, State Driver License Agencies, and State law enforcement personnel real-time information about commercial driver's license (CDL) and commercial learner's permit (CLP) holders' drug and alcohol program violations. Get more info at https://clearinghouse.fmcsa.dot.gov. including a fact sheet and FAQ's! ***By the way--You MUST participate in this as an employer of CDL holders, it is not optional.***

DOT OFFICE OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL POLICY AND COMPLIANCE NOTICE -Regarding CBD

 
The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334, (Farm Bill) removed hemp from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act.  Under the Farm Bill, hempderived products containing a concentration of up to 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are not controlled substances.  THC is the primary psychoactive component of marijuana.  Any product, including “Cannabidiol” (CBD) products, with a concentration of more than 0.3% THC remains classified as marijuana, a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. 
 
We have had inquiries about whether the Department of Transportation-regulated safetysensitive employees can use CBD products.  Safety-sensitive employees who are subject to drug testing specified under 49 CFR part 40 (Part 40) include:  pilots, school bus drivers, truck drivers, train engineers, transit vehicle operators, aircraft maintenance personnel, fire-armed transit security personnel, ship captains, and pipeline emergency response personnel, among others.  
 
It is important for all employers and safety-sensitive employees to know:
 
1.  The Department of Transportation requires testing for marijuana and not CBD.  
 
2.  The labeling of many CBD products may be misleading because the products could contain higher levels of THC than what the product label states.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not currently certify the levels of THC in CBD products, so there is no Federal oversight to ensure that the labels are accurate. The FDA has cautioned the public that: “Consumers should beware purchasing and using any [CBD] products.”  The FDA has stated: “It is currently illegal to market CBD by adding it to a food or labeling it as a dietary supplement.”*  Also, the FDA has issued several warning letters to companies because their products contained more CBD than indicated on the product label. **i 
 
3.  The Department of Transportation’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation, Part 40, does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.  Furthermore, CBD use is not a legitimate medical explanation for a laboratory-confirmed marijuana positive result. Therefore, Medical Review Officers will verify a drug test confirmed at the appropriate cutoffs as positive, even if an employee claims they only used a CBD product.  
 
It remains unacceptable for any safety-sensitive employee subject to the Department of Transportation’s drug testing regulations to use marijuana.  Since the use of CBD products could lead to a positive drug test result, Department of Transportation-regulated safetysensitive employees should exercise caution when considering whether to use CBD products.
 
The contents of this document do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. This document is intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies. This policy and compliance
notice is not legally binding in its own right and will not be relied upon by the Department as a separate basis for affirmative enforcement action or other administrative penalty.  Conformity with this policy and compliance notice is voluntary only and nonconformity will not affect rights and obligations under existing statutes and regulations.  Safety-sensitive employees must continue to comply with the underlying regulatory requirements for drug testing, specified at 49 CFR part 40.
 
 
February 18, 2020
 
 
 
 
i* What You Need to Know (And What We’re Working to Find Out) About Products Containing Cannabis or Cannabis-derived Compounds, Including CBD: The FDA is working to answer questions about the science, safety, and quality of products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds, particularly CBD.”  https://www.fda.gov/consumers/consumer-updates/what-you-need-know-andwhat-were-working-find-out-about-products-containing-cannabis-or-cannabis
 
** https://www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/warning-letters-and-test-results-cannabidiolrelated-products

 

https://www.transportation.gov/odapc/cbd-notice
 

 

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Drug Information Systems Inc.

2625 E Broadway St

Helena, MT 59601

 

The last building on Broadway Street headed East in the lower level of the Shafer Rau physical therapy building, drive around back to the lower level.

 

Or you can reach us at 406.444.5001.  Email: dis@mt.net

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Drugs in Helena Trending

1.) Methamphetamine- it's as dangerous as ever.  Now controlled by cartels making it even less expensive and that much more pure and in huge quantities.

2.) Heroine- it's back, it's cheaper and is very potent.

3.) As always--Marijuana- It’s been laced with bad stuff too making it a  not so “safe” of an option!

Parents!      We are here for you!

Parents- we are truly here for you! We sell instant tests to test at home or you can bring your child to us to test! We have a vast experience with this delicate subject. Please feel free to contact us for anything you need help with! 

 

Also, we sell instant drug tests for $10 that you can take home and use at your convenience! Or you can bring the donor in for a lab based test. 

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