Early on Wednesday morning, SwabTek announced that Forsyth County Schools would be one of more than 1,000 schools that will be adopting the use of SwabTek’s cannabis testing products to help keep their schools drug-free.

With the legalization of recreational cannabis use in some states and legislation pushing to legalize them in others, it’s become increasingly easier for students to get their hands on cannabis products such as vape pens and edibles.

Forsyth County Schools is just one of many schools that have struggled to curb cannabis use on school grounds and have seen large rises in both cannabis and nicotine. 

The cannabis used in vape pens is far more difficult to detect, but SwabTek’s new Cannabis Test Kit has made it easier for administrators to detect cannabis from vape pens and oil.

The Cannabis Test Kit is a simple collection procedure that uses a swab, which allows the individual to extract samples off of the mouthpiece, outer casing, and oil cartridge of a vape pen. 

The test is also very efficient and can be completed in seconds.

“That’s been our number one utilization of SwabTek, is for vapes,” said Steve Honn, the Assistant Director of School Safety for Forsyth County Board of Education.

Steve Honn, Assistant Director of School Safety (Forsyth County Schools)

Forsyth County is the sixth-largest school district in Georgia and is home to more than 50,000 students.

SwabTek’s products have played an integral role in helping Forsyth County administrators stop cannabis-based vaping. 

“It is showing a decline, as far as the use of vapes in our schools,” said Honn. “SwabTek has been a tremendous help to us.”

Steve Honn, Assistant Director of School Safety (Forsyth County Schools)

SRO Supervisor Sergeant Noah Sprague of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office has seen SwabTek’s products play an essential part in helping police the district’s schools.

“The test kits, the canine searches, the administration, school safety, and sheriff’s office all working together, we are starting to see the decline of vaping,” said Sprague. “It is a team effort, so SwabTek has definitely been a part of the team.”

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