Marijuana Legalization: It’s High Time for Employers to Review Drug Testing Policies
July 20, 2015
Earlier this year, the headline of a Washington Post editorial declared, “Pot is increasingly legal. Employers need to stop screening for it.”
While the first statement is undeniably true, it’s no reason for you to stop testing employees and applicants for marijuana—even if you are in a state that has legalized medical marijuana or recreational use of the drug.
Legalization in no way eliminates the many good reasons you should continue to screen employees and job candidates for marijuana. These reasons include the drug’s impacts on your employees’ productivity and health … your company’s health insurance costs … and your overall liability and workplace safety risks.
In fact, with so much at stake, your company’s drug policy is more important than ever. Download our new article, “Marijuana Legalization: Why It’s High Time You Reviewed Your Company’s Drug Policy,” to learn:
- The implications of the latest legalization data and trends.
- How the courts have ruled in several recent drug cases involving employers.
- How your peers plan to react to the legalization of marijuana in their states.
- And how your company should respond to the legalization of marijuana.
In short, a drug policy is a terrible thing to waste.