Drug Screening is Crucial

  • By Brittany Guyton
  • 04 Feb, 2016
Why employers should implement drug screening as part of the hiring process.

·     It is estimated that between ten and twenty percent of workplace accidents are related to drug abuse.
·     Employees who abuse drugs are 2.2 times more likely to request time off.
·     Employers may require a drug test when conducting a pre-employment background check, after a workplace accident, or randomly.
·     Urine drug screening can test for 5,7,9 or 10 different types of drugs.
·     The two most common types of specimens used in employee drug testing is urine analysis or hair follicle testing. Urine is the most popular, however hair follicle testing is the most comprehensive type (detection up to 90 days).

The CHC Blog

By Mark Ridgeway 13 Oct, 2017
As of April 2017, there are 29 states that allow marijuana use for medical purposes. There is considerable variation in medical cannabis laws from state to state, including how it is produced and distributed, how it can be consumed and what medical conditions it can be used for.

At the federal level, cannabis is still a prohibited substance. However in 2014, the Rohrabacher–Farr amendment  was signed into law, prohibiting the Justice Department from spending funds to interfere with the implementation of state medical cannabis laws.

The following excerpt from a   Society for Human Resource Management  article gives a general overview of how medical marijuana impacts employers and the issues that need to be considered if you are in one of the 29 states:
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