People Sound Off On Whether Employers Should Change Marijuana Drug Testing Policies
Posted by Fernanda Lopez, Producer/Reporter - email
Now that pot is more widely available in our region NBC Right Now asked you if you think employers should change their drug-testing policies when it comes to marijuana.
NBCRightNow.com - Now that pot is more widely available in our region, NBC Right Now asked you if you think employers should change their drug-testing policies when it comes to marijuana.
NBC Right Now posted the question on Facebook and got an overwhelming amount of responses.
Some people said they don't think this changes anything while others said with new laws should come new policies.
"No I believe a policy is a policy that they've been set before certain drugs have become legal or not so I mean I think as long as that's what the store has held it should stay the same," said McKenzie Kennedy.
"It all depends on the store and I think when it comes down to it, I think every store should have their own policies about it," Feliks Kafiyev explained.
The Washington State Liquor Control Board says I-502 does not address the issue of drug testing in the workplace and to their understanding employers can still drug test employees for marijuana if they want to.
On Facebook the discussion went both ways, many people saying policies should change and many saying they should remain the same.
Abraham Torres sounded off saying "what people do on their own time is not their employer's business as long as their performance is not hindered."
Kevin Midbust says " I think employers should make their own decisions on the issue."
And Rick Leija agreed he commented "I'm all for legal marijuana but those policies are there for good reasons."
Another user on Facebook said she is a medical marijuana patient but cannot work because of drug testing.
She said "pot increases my concentration levels and relieves my social anxiety disorder.
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