Monday , March 30 2020
  • Loading stock data...

Home / Business / Will legal marijuana kill the employment drug test?

Will legal marijuana kill the employment drug test?

By Rebecca Greenfield and Jennifer Kaplan

Employers are struggling to hire workers in tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance.

As of the beginning of 2018, Excellence Health Inc., a Las Vegas-based health care company with around 6,000 employees, no longer drug tests people coming to work for the pharmaceutical side of the business. The company stopped testing for marijuana two years ago. “We don’t care what people do in their free time,” said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson. “We want to help these people, instead of saying: ‘Hey, you can’t work for us because you used a substance,’” he added. The company also added a hotline for any workers who might be struggling with drug use.’

Last month, AutoNation Inc., the largest U.S. auto dealer, announced it would no longer refuse job applicants who tested positive for weed. The Denver Post, owned by Digital First Media, ended pre-employment drug testing for all non-safety sensitive positions in September 2016.

Read more at The Cannabist

About admin

Check Also

Cannabis Consumers Want Hollywood To Abandon Marijuana Stereotypes

By Mike Adams If Hollywood plans to capitalize on the average cannabis consumer, a new …

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CONTACT US
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER
* we never share your e-mail with third parties.