Drug Testing for Marijuana: 5 Mistakes Employers Make

Because so many states in the U.S. have legalized the use of marijuana (either for medicinal purposes, recreational purposes, or both), creating drug testing policies that include marijuana has become challenging.

After all, if so many states are legalizing weed, what's the big deal, right?

This faulty logic often leads employers to make five critical mistakes when it comes to drug testing for marijuana.    

Let's go over each mistake below.

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Melissa Snyder

Melissa Snyder
Melissa Snyder, FCRA Advanced Certified from the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), is Good Egg's Attorney and Compliance Manager. Not only is she an expert in the background screening legal landscape, she is also a lifelong Disney fanatic and is always on the hunt for hidden Mickeys.

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Melissa Snyder, FCRA-Advanced Certified from the Professional Background Screening Association (PBSA), is Good Egg's attorney and compliance manager. Melissa will be fielding occasional questions and answering them in a general way.


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