Nov 30, 2019 - 04:41 PM
"Every employer is going to have to consider how they want to deal with this in their workplace," says Bryna Dahlin, a Chicago cannabis attorney. In California, where recreational pot and medical cannabis have been legalized, some employers that used to follow a zero tolerance for drug use now ignore test results that show marijuana use. This has been attributed to more millennials entering the workforce, and an attitude by employers that they don't care what workers do on their own time with a legal substance. (As with alcohol, employers don't want workers using cannabis while working.)
However, job seekers need to also understand that some employers are concerned with their legal liability should a worker cause an accident while under the influence of drugs, and so still disqualify applicants who test positive for any drugs, including cannabis.