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Post  ankh_f_n_khonsu on Thu Sep 25, 2008 6:23 pm

See Natural News for the complete story.

Food Activists Arrested for Trafficking Chocolate; Interrogated for "Cacao Crimes"

(NaturalNews) When Ron and Nadine from the Living Libations beauty care and chocolate company (www.LivingLibations.com) attempted to fly to the United States in August of this year, they ran into something completely unexpected: Drug-sniffing dogs at the Toronto airport. When their dogs took a special interest in their raw, unrefined chocolate with hemp seeds and superfood extracts, they were arrested, handcuffed and put through hours of tortuous interrogation. Such begins the journey of Ron and Nadine, the chocolate freedom fighters from Canada.

Accused of trafficking two and a half pounds of hashish (which was really just raw, homemade chocolate), Ron and Nadine were arrested, physically separated into interrogation rooms and handcuffed to chairs. Their six-month old baby was forcibly taken from them, and they were immediately subjected to intense interrogation.

Their chocolate looked suspicious, they were told, because it wasn't in a commercial wrapper. If it's not Hershey's, it must be drugs! An on-the-spot drug test from the NIK company (which makes portable drug testing kits) returned a positive result, the Canadian police claimed, and that's all the evidence they need to arrest anyone.

As you'll learn later, however, it turns out the NIK drug testing kits return false positives nearly 100% of the time if the results are interpreted incorrectly, as they were in this case...
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Post  Frater_NS on Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:21 pm

talk about an overreaction from the state!
That said.
I probably couldn’t even eat this chocolate due to random drug tests as work. The damn drug detection system is so sensitive it even picks up on poppy seed covered bread, not to mention the codeine and pseudoephedrine in cold and flu pills…

Very sad the world we live – how can plants be illegal. scratch

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Post  Khephra on Fri Oct 03, 2008 10:08 pm

Frater_NS wrote:I probably couldn’t even eat this chocolate due to random drug tests as work. The damn drug detection system is so sensitive it even picks up on poppy seed covered bread, not to mention the codeine and pseudoephedrine in cold and flu pills...

Not surprising for North America, but WTF for your neck of the woods. Wow.

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Post  Hadrianswall on Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:47 am

Frater_NS wrote:The damn drug detection system is so sensitive it even picks up on poppy seed covered bread

you should try eating it instead of smoking it though Razz

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Post  Frater_NS on Sat Oct 04, 2008 4:32 am

Khephra wrote:Not surprising for North America, but WTF for your neck of the woods. Wow.

It has always been a clause in employment contracts since the early 90s. However now drug tests are routine and part of life. One day a week they select a dozen or so staff to do a drug test on. Also to become employed by this company you need to undergo full drug screening before you are offered the job.

Very sad Evil or Very Mad

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Post  Khephra on Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:03 pm

Frater_NS wrote:One day a week they select a dozen or so staff to do a drug test on. Also to become employed by this company you need to undergo full drug screening before you are offered the job.

WOW!

Shocked Mad

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