Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Most Pre-Employment Drug Tests for Cannabis

As of Jan. 1st, most employers are not allowed to perform pre-employment drug tests for cannabis in the state of Nevada. KSNV News 3, out of Las Vegas, reports that the bill, AB 132, banning most employers from testing job applicants for marijuana was signed by Governor Sisolak this past summer.

While this is a win for Nevada
advocates and citizens, the law does not address post-employment
drug policies. In other words, an employer cannot test for cannabis
pre-employment, but once someone is hired, employers are still allowed to
enforce company drug policies banning drug use, including marijuana – and they
are allowed to perform random drug
to enforce their policies.

The law will not apply to firefighters, EMTs, or people
whose jobs involve driving.

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