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  •  Regardless, (3+ / 0-)

    The actual positive rate is far less than the "tested positive" rate.  Also, many of those who do use drugs will refuse to take the test for fear that could be arrested.  This would lower the positive rate and make it even more likely that a positive test is false.

    Welfare recipients also don't have money for marijuana.

    •  The fact that the positive test rate of (0+ / 0-)

      Florida Welfare applicants is even close to the typical false positive rate is absolutely terrifying. It seems likely that most if not all the positives are false positives. That's the point I was trying to get across.

      •  yes (0+ / 0-)

        It is terrifying.  Also terrifying is the republicans who believe that welfare recipients have enough money to buy drugs.  What, do they think marijuana just grows on trees ... Oh wait ..

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