Georgia Cannot Implement Drug Testing for Food Stamp Applicants and Recipients

Federal officials announced this week that Georgia cannot implement a new law that would require some food stamp applicants and recipients to undergo drug testing.

The law, passed in March, would have required testing when state workers had a “reasonable suspicion” the person was using drugs, according to The Atlanta Journal Constitution. The U.S. Department of Agriculture said its policy “prohibits states from mandating drug testing of (food stamp) applicants and recipients.”

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