Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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PR02 - (Marijuana-Workplace-Study)

CALGARY. x-18s. University of Calgary researchers say second-hand smoke from marijuana use could result in problems for some employees. The study found T-H-C -- the active ingredient in marijuana -- is detectable in the body after as little as 15 minutes of exposure, even if the person is not actively smoking it. Lead researcher Fiona Clement says it gives credence to Olympic snowboarder Ross Rebagliati's (reh-blee-AH'-tee) claim in 1998 that he tested positive for the drug because others around him were smoking it.

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TAG: Clement says people in jobs with zero tolerance drug policies need to be aware of the risks. The study is published online in Canadian Medical Association Journal "Open. …

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