Research is increasingly proving fingerprints can be used for much more than identifying people.
Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Graham Ashton said conducting on-site drug tests at public events "safely and quickly is not really a practical option". But the technology is available.
As technology becomes fully integrated into our everyday lives, we may see athletes as the last vestiges of our humanity.
The success of probation programmes based on swift and certain sanctions has led to more than 160 such schemes operating in the US. Australia should consider whether the model might work here too.
It is unlikely that drug testing in workplaces and at nightclubs will have any discernible impact of rates of use.
Exercise and fasting increases the level of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) - the main intoxicating ingredient in cannabis - in…