High On Dope? You’re Hired In Washington State

  •  If a bill that passed Washington’s state Senate Wednesday becomes law, it would no longer be legal for employers to insist on a drug test to screen for cannabis usage as a condition of being hired.
  • However, businesses could still test employees once hired, and fire those who fail their drug tests to maintain a “drug free workplace.”
  • “It comes down to discriminating against people who use cannabis,” said state Sen. Karen Keiser, D-Desmoines, chair of the Senate Labor & Commerce Committee in a statement. “For people using a legal substance, having a pre-employment test like this is just plain unfair, and we should stop it.”
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