Are you worried about drug testing as a new job applicant?
This seems like it will be a huge issue with employers. Some companies especially smaller companies don’t bother to test for marijuana. Unfortunately, even with the new laws in California there will still be companies that will test for marijuana. This has been proven to be extremely frustrating for applicants who enjoy the new law.
The new law “specifically does not change the legal status between employers and employees when it comes to drug testing and employment,” said Tamar Todd, legal affairs director for Drug Policy Alliance, a national drug law reform group that supported the 2016 passage of Proposition 64, which legalized the sale of recreational marijuana in California.
“You can still be drug tested, and you could still be fired by your employer,” she said.