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W EEKLY EDITION JULY 17, 2019 Legal Marijuana: Driving the Portable Sanitation Industry Crazy…Part 1 By Karleen Kos, PSAI Executive Director While this might be good news for the people who make Doritos, it spells hassle for portable sanitation companies. Whether the possession and use of pot is allowed in your state or not, drivers are not allowed to have it in their systems if they operate your trucks. Pot is popular and the issue is real. Recreational marijuana was legalized in Colorado in 2 014. Since then it has also become legal in Alaska, California, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and the District of Columbia. Medical marijuana is now legal in dozens of states and the District of Columbi a. A n ew CBS poll from April 2019 indicates a 65% approval for legalization overall and 56% of Republicans agree with approval . That's an unprece dented jump of 5% in just one year among these more conservative voters. According to an April 2017 poll by Yahoo News and Marist College , more than half of Americans have tried the stuff, and 35 million are regular users. In May 2018 the annual Quest Diagnostic s Drug Testing Index showed that marijuana use is up among federally mandated safety - sensitive workers such as truck drivers, and employers are being faced with more causes to require a test. Positive tests among these workers, which include truck drivers , were up nearly 8% in states where marijuana has been legalized. P AGE 2 CONTINUED ON PAGE 10 118 Industrial Dr. Kennedale, TX 76060 www.cpacex.com Serving the Portable Sanitation Worldwide ODOR CONTROL • DEODORIZING • CLEANING SOLUTIONS 800- 974 -7383, ext. 115 Direct 419-450-6208 email: llb@cpacex.com

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