Marijuana Legalization: It’s High Time for Employers to Review Drug Testing Policies

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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.

Nick Fishman
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Nick Fishman

Nick Fishman is the co-founder of EmployeeScreenIQ, a leading, global employment background screening provider, and serves as the company’s executive vice president and chief marketing officer. He pioneered the creation of EmployeeScreen University, the #1 educational resource on employment background checks for human resources, security and risk management professionals. A recognized industry expert, Nick is a frequent author, presenter and contributor to the news media. Nick is also a licensed private investigator in the states of Ohio and Texas.
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