Workplace Drug Testing: Can Employers Still Screen for Marijuana?

With recreational and medical marijuana use on the rise across the country, employers are left to wonder if testing for the substance should even be part of their drug screening policies. Many are treating marijuana use like alcohol and ignoring off-duty recreational use, according to a Birmingham, Mich., lawyer, who noted that many states have taken their own steps to ease restrictions. Employers should take the time to carefully review state laws, which can be complex from state to state. Focusing on reasonable suspicious offers employers control and the ability to keep the workplace safe and should note things like strong odors, questionable movements, watery eyes, and other observations.


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