1/23/20

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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Scott Mogensen

Scott Mogensen
Scott Mogensen manages the Drug and Alcohol testing program. He has 11 years of experience in drug and alcohol testing and is an expert in DOT drug & alcohol compliance issues. As a Certified Substance Abuse Program Administrator (C-SAPA), he holds the highest credentials available for a program administrator.

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Should Employers Ditch Drug Testing for Marijuana?

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The federal government, however, still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I drug, which means it is illegal at the federal level. And federal law always supersedes state law. In other words, use or possession of marijuana on federal property is always illegal, even in states where recreational or medicinal use of cannabis is legal.

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