Thursday, September 2, 2010

Marchman Act Blog: Wall Street Traders Bullish on Marijuana, Prescription Drugs

In the high-flying '80s and '90s Wall Street employees were known as big cocaine users, but in these more sedate times investment professionals are turning to marijuana and prescription drugs to ease their stress, the Wall Street Journal reported Aug. 20.

Drug testing of employees at Wall Street firms found that 80 percent of positive tests last year were for marijuana, up from 64 percent in 2007. Meanwhile, positive tests for cocaine fell from 16 percent of the total to 7 percent.

Amphetamine use rose from 3 percent in 2007 to 10 percent of positive tests in 2009. Read Full Story...

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