Nevada lawmakers prohibit employers from denying applicants who fail marijuana drug screeningsPosted by On


Employers in Nevada soon will no longer be able to turn down job applicants who test positive for traces of marijuana during drug screenings.

Lawmakers approved a bill last week that made Nevada the first state to prohibit employers from discriminating against prospective employees for marijuana use in a state where recreational pot is legal.

“I don’t condone marijuana use,” Democratic Assemblymember Dina Neal, who co-sponsored the bill, told The Associated Press. “But I don’t want unfairness and discrimination. We were saying marijuana dispensaries can sell to people, but then the people couldn’t work. We had to do something.”

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Supporters of the bill argued that even the slightest trace of the drug could show in blood or urine tests weeks or even months after ingesting it during off-work hours, something Neal…

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