D.C. Bans Pot Testing Of Job Applicants

by
Suzanne Robertson
The law does not, however, apply to the federal government or to federal contractors.

 

Stoners in the nation's capital wave your lighters in the air! 

A bill was approved unanimously on Tuesday stating that potential employers in D.C. won't be able to test applicants for marijuana until after they've made a job offer.

The bill was sponsored by Council member Vincent Orange, who said district residents shouldn't have to worry about lost job opportunities just because they've smoked pot, especially now that the city has voted to legalize marijuana possession.

The bill allows employers to test for pot after they offer someone a job as well as during employment. 

This is only a local law and doesn't apply to the federal government or to federal contractors.

 

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