Bloomberg Law
Nov. 4, 2019, 11:06 AM

ANALYSIS: Cannabis Laws Have Employers Rethinking Drug Testing

Dori Goldstein
Dori Goldstein
Legal Analyst

More states are welcoming citizens who want to light up, but employers within those states aren’t always on board with employee cannabis use. Employers are clinging to drug screening policies that keep cannabis users out of the workplace, but that’s poised to change in 2020, as evolving attitudes and innovative state laws push employers to reconsider their current use-based testing practices in favor of more impairment-focused cannabis policies.

One major caveat for cannabis users eager for more acceptance at work: Cannabis screening won’t be eliminated entirely. Cannabis is still illegal at the national level, and certain employers are required to ...

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