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Category: Drug Laws

How Does Marijuana Legalization Impact Employers

For the time being, employers regulated by the DOT carry on in the face of marijuana legalization. Their zero-tolerance policy remains unchanged; marijuana stays on the DOT drug test. Employees who test positive for the drug are subject to DOT protocol and are removed from service immediately. What about the general workforce, though? As business owners, we strive to provide employees with a safe working environment. If we employ those who live in a state that legalizes marijuana, how do we handle an employee who tests positive for the drug? Should we remove marijuana from our testing panels? Are we…