Some Dutch coffee shops, which sell marijuana in small quantities for personal use, are introducing fingerprinting technology to check the age of customers.
Although the growing and selling of hemp was prohibited three decades ago, it is still being cultivated both commonly and commercially in thousands of hectares of land in various districts of Nepal.
Drug testing of the American public has been steadily broadening over the past 20 years, from soldiers to grocery baggers to high-school and middle-school students. In its 2007 budget, the Bush administration asks for $15 million to fund random drug testing of students - if approved, a 50 percent increase over 2006. Officials from the federal drug czar’s office are crisscrossing the country to sell the testing to school districts.