Welfare drug testing in Florida has surprising results

Another slice of "conventional wisdom" may have to bite the dust.

Drug testing of welfare applicants in Florida - which has been mandatory since July - finds they're less likely than the public at large to use illegal drugs.

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About 2.5% tested positive, with another 2% percent refusing to take the test. It's estimated that six percent of Americans 12 and older use illegal drugs.

The unexpected results prompted one columnist to offer to pay for drug testing for all 160 members of the Florida Legislature.

We spoke with a Macomb resident about welfare and the stigma often attached. Click here for Rachel Bride's story.

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