The idea has been discussed in the past
It looks like the Ohio General Assembly is about to take up the issue of drug testing people who need government assistance.
State Senator Tim Schaffer, a Lancaster Republican, is set to re-introduce legislation that would call for drug testing anyone getting public assistance. Joel Potts, executive director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services Directors Association, says it's an issue that needs to be addressed.
Job & Family Services offices around the state are trying to train people to eventually find employment. Potts says it does no one any good if the person then fails an employer's drug test. That said, he doesn't believe drug use among those on public assistance is widespread.