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Marijuana Testing of Employees Expected to Face Further Restrictions

By Elaine Goodman (medical/business Reporter)

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 | 839 | 1 | 49 min read

New laws in Nevada and New York City that limit pre-employment drug testing for marijuana have caused some to speculate that further restrictions may follow. In New York City, a bill enacted May 10 prohibits employers in the city from requiring a prospective worker to be tested for the presence of any tetrahydrocannabinols, marijuana’s active ingredient, as a condition of employment. The law will take effect on May 10, 2020. The bill provides exceptions for police officers, emergency responders, lifeguards, jobs that require driving or operation of heavy equipment, jobs that require a ...

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