After nearly two years of allowing recreational marijuana use, Nevada has passed a law prohibiting employers from using a marijuana drug test to reject potential employees.
The move comes as a growing number of Nevada businesses move away from cannabis screening as more job applicants use the recreational drug.
Since the legalization of marijuana, Nevada companies “were having a very difficult time getting employees to test clean,” said business attorney Aviva Gordon of Henderson-based Gordon Law.
Assembly Bill 132 is set to go into effect in January after Gov. Steve Sisolak signed the bill into law last week.
The law has several exemptions and it won’t apply to positions in which possible marijuana impairment could “adversely affect the safety of others,” including firefighters, emergency medical technicians and drivers. There are additional exemptions for…