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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentLaw & Ethics · 2 months ago

Why do managers do drug testing for marijuana in the states where it’s legal?

As long as their not high while working it should not be a problem.

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  • Bruce
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Several reasons. 

    Even though it is legal in the state, it still is a violation of federal law. That could be an issue if you are high and try to claim a federal benefit such as Worker's Comp. 

    And yes, some forms of THC stay in your system for weeks. But the psychoactive substance, Delta 9, is only present when you are under the influence. 

  • 2 months ago

    Because it’s common at hardware or heavy equipment places and they don’t want people causing accidents so if they test the pot is there from yesterday or day before even if they haven’t smoked. I still use it but some places are obviously against it no matter where it is. I live in ca and it’s still banned at heavy equiptment places or some other jobs and of course police and fire depts

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  • Neil
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Think about it. Vodka is legal in those same states. 

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    IDK., I have been Told by a super at a major corp that what you do Off The Clock is Not the co's business, unless it affects your work. Which Can include time lost due to being hungover. But, larger corps  have deeper pockets and far more careful than a Mom 'n' Pop.

    • Tim2 months agoReport

      It depends. If you say something very offensive and it’s public or online or recorded sometimes people can get fired as part o cancel culture. Or you can be fired if you commit a crime especially a felony, no matter where it happened

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  • 2 months ago

    For some jobs, it is ILLEGAL to allow you to work if you use drugs for safety reasons. Even LEGAL drugs, such as alcohol, can be a safety issue.

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  • 2 months ago

    Alcohol is legal - but you cannot go to work drunk!

    Your judgement is impaired, regardless of which substance is responsible.

    • Mog
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      2 months agoReport

      Drug tests will show up as positive for marijuana for at least 2 weeks after the drug has worn off. Just because you test positive for marijuana does not mean you’re high. It can mean you got high 2 weeks ago.

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  • 2 months ago

    It is still a Federal Crime.  A company can set parameters of who they want to hire.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    Because you live in a police state, enjoy.

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  • Ron
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    They aren't testing for just MJ

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  • 2 months ago

    If you work on a Federal Installation the Federal Law applies.

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