Time Traveling in the Wrong Direction

In February of this year, the Georgia Department of Labor started encouraging businesses to report job applicants with “dirty” urine. (So far, none have done so.) The reasoning behind this new policy is that federal law allows states to deny unemployment insurance benefits to workers who fail an employer’s — or a potential employer’s — drug test, because failing a drug test can be interpreted as being “unavailable for employment.”

Frankly, Georgia’s policy returns the state to the drug and alcohol dark ages, when addiction was viewed as a moral failing as opposed to a treatable illness…

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