With discrepancies at the federal and state level, a great debate is underway around the topic of marijuana testing for employment. Let’s take a step back and look at the laws and regulations surrounding marijuana use and screening. Laws and policies are rapidly evolving in this area, but why? There are two storylines at play. First, businesses want their workforces to be safe, trustworthy, and productive. At the same time, a person who contributes to a safe, trustworthy and productive work environment may have a life outside of the office that helps make them an ideal employee when in the office. That life may include the use of marijuana in states where medical or adult-use is legal. Businesses need to evaluate candidates and employees holistically and take into consideration what makes them successful at their jobs as well as what may be a threat to safety.
Angela Preston, Cannabis Business Executive – Cannabis and Marijuana industry news, 03/01/2021 17:24:00