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Marijuana and Employer Outcomes – Update May 1, 2021

Even though marijuana remains a Schedule 1 drug under the federal Controlled Substances Act, laws across the country easing restrictions of the drug’s use could lead to federal changes, as well. It is important for employers to remain aware of state laws when hiring or promoting current workers and must consider how these regulations affect the interview process and various testing throughout employment, such as random, reasonable suspicion, and post-accident. New York City has banned pre-employment testing for marijuana with some exceptions for safety positions jobs with federal requirements while in New Jersey, new recreational marijuana laws have significantly affected workplace drug testing.

 

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