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20:40  12 june  2019
20:40  12 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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Dropping marijuana testing is more common among employers in the nine states, along with the District of Columbia, that have legalized pot for "People cannot afford to take a hard line against off-duty marijuana usage if they want to hire ." That's particularly true in Colorado's resort areas, where

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Nevada has become the first state to ban pre-employment marijuana tests . AB 132, signed by Governor Steve Sisolak, makes it unlawful for any Nevada employer to fail or refuse to hire someone if they test positive for marijuana. There are some exceptions.

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Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak (D) has signed into law a bill making his state the first in the nation to ban employers from failing or refusing to hire applicants who test positive for marijuana.

The measure, also known as Assembly Bill No. 132, makes exceptions for prospective firefighters or emergency medical technicians, as well as those applying for jobs that require operating a motor vehicle.

Jobs that require federal funding are also not protected under the law because marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.

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Maine employers can not reject job applicants or fire employees "solely" for testing positive for marijuana, according to Laws in the nine other U.S. states and Washington, D.C., that have legalized recreational marijuana have not prevented employers from refusing to hire candidates who test

The law, which is slated to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, allows employees who are required to submit a screening test within the first 30 days of their hiring date a second chance to take a drug test at the employer's expense.

The bill was signed into law with along with 60 other bills on Thursday, including a budget that funds K-12 education in the state.

New York's City Council passed a similar bill this April that banned employers from requiring applicants to pass a marijuana screening test.

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