Should a drug test be required for welfare?

Is it a good idea to require welfare recipients to take a drug test before getting benefits? It's already happening in Florida and some want this to be a nationwide practice.

Supporters insist it's a way to make sure that government money is not feeding people's addictions.

Critics say it's bad public policy and could be unconstitutional.

A TV station in Florida followed the first 40 people there who had to pass a drug test to get welfare.

Of those 40 people, two failed their drug screen.

The state will save $240 a month if it denies those two people benefits.

It spent more than $1,100 to test those 40 people. Read more.

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