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Testing for Marijuana: Working Through the Haze

Authors: Tracey E. Diamond and Yvette C. Tyson

9/12/2016

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Testing for Marijuana: Working Through the Haze

Q: My company requires employees to submit to random drug tests.  Will our  drug testing policies “go up in smoke” as laws grow more lenient towards marijuana use? 

A: That is a valid question considering that Pennsylvania became the 24th state to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. In addition, several jurisdictions have legalized marijuana for recreational use. Importantly, however, marijuana use, distribution, and possession remains prohibited under federal law.

So what does this mean for employers?