NY Becomes First State To Prohibit Employers From Testing (Most) Employees For Cannabis

“Random marijuana testing in the workplace, such as pre-employment drug screening, has never been an evidence-based policy.” — NORML deputy director Paul Armentano

New York residents need not fear losing their jobs due to recreational marijuana use anymore. The New York Department of Labor confirmed that employers are now prohibited from testing their employees for the presence of cannabis, reports Marijuana Moment.

While employers are still allowed to penalize workers for being impaired on the job, the threshold to proving impairment has been significantly raised — the odor of weed is now not sufficient evidence on its own. Also, under the New York Department of Labor’s new guidance, a positive drug test for cannabis also does not make for an “articulable symptom of impairment.”

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