UK’s anti-drug test for marijuana may be a scam

NEW YORK (AP) A British drug test for cannabis is being investigated as a scam, a drug policy watchdog said Wednesday.

The Independent Drug Testing Service says the test for THC in cannabis could be a ploy to test people for drug abuse.

The new test is being used in England and Wales by police and NHS workers who administer the test, which uses a saliva sample.

It’s also being used to screen for people who may be at risk of being involved in organised crime.

The UK’s Home Office said it was reviewing the testing to ensure the law is being applied equally to everyone.