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Nevada turns into first state to ban pre-employment marijuana testing

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A optimistic take a look at for marijuana in pre-employment drug screenings will not be an issue for most individuals in Nevada, starting subsequent 12 months.

Nevada grew to become the primary state to approve such a drug take a look at legislation final week, two years after leisure marijuana gross sales started in the Silver State. The legislation will not apply to EMTs, firefighters and those that drive autos, nonetheless. Employers can even reject job candidates for marijuana drug take a look at outcomes if utilization can put others’ security in danger. 

Beginning Jan. 1, staff can even have the suitable to problem the outcomes of an preliminary drug screening take a look at if employers require one throughout the first 30 days of hiring. Employers then should take into account the second screening take a look at paid for by the worker, the legislation states. 

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Democratic Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the invoice on June 5 after state lawmakers authorized it. Nevada voters authorized the authorized sale of leisure marijuana to these 21 and older in 2016. 

The New York Metropolis Council handed the same legislation prohibiting employers from testing candidates for marijuana utilization in April. Maine doesn’t permit employers, faculties or landlords to discriminate in opposition to folks for marijuana consumption, however the state doesn’t have a legislation on drug testing on the books. 

State legal guidelines for office drug testing range, however corporations sometimes should inform candidates or staff about their insurance policies. 

Nationally, about 2.8% of urine-based office drug screenings examined positively for marijuana in 2018, in line with Quest Diagnostics, a drug-testing service.  Marijuana can be the mostly detected illicit drug, in line with the service. 

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