Not surprisingly, drug testing of welfare recipients does not confirm the assumptions of supporters:
Of the 4,086 applicants who scheduled drug tests while the law was enforced, 108 people, or 2.6 percent, failed, most often testing positive for marijuana. About 40 people scheduled tests but canceled them, according to the Department of Children and Families, which oversees Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, known as the TANF program.
- No Savings Found in Florida Welfare Drug Tests (nytimes.com)
- Florida didn’t save money by drug testing welfare applicants, data shows (tampabay.com)