Results of a blind drug test at military colleges

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

KINGSTON – The head of Royal Military College is reacting tonight to drug testing results. Anonymous testing at military colleges in Kingston and in Saint-Jean, Quebec determined both schools are close to 100 percent drug free. Blind drug tests were conducted on staff and students in the fall of 2016 …. In support of the Canadian Armed Forces Drug Control Program. Out of more than 12 hundred RMC membersĀ  — 2.2 percent tested positive for a variety of substances including marijuana, cocaine, codeine, morphine, and fentanyl. Marijuana was the most prevalent drug among those who tested positive. The RMC commandant says while the results are largely favourable… There’s still work to do — as the Canadian Armed Forces has a zero tolerance policy of drug use.

Brigadier-General Sean Friday/RMC Commandant:
“Never the less there’s still that 2 percent that we like all units across the Canadian Forces are going to continue with our drug control program efforts to educate, protect, to prevent, to treat and to rehabilitate.”

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