It is a company’s legal right to test for marijuana use in both current and potential employees. Time will tell where support will go from here, but for now, states that freely allow marijuana use are in the minority and federal law still prohibits its use.
The possible costs to businesses in increased employee injuries, decreased workplace safety and lost productivity is not yet worth the risk for any company. Marijuana use at workplace is at a 12 year high so it’s always a wise decision to include pot testing in your drug testing policies.
Having said all that, we have clients who do not want to test for marijuana. That is their informed choice, and we are happy to have their business. When it comes down to it, employers are allowed to make their own rules, so it’s ultimately up to you.