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Philadelphia: New Ordinance Prohibits Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

Posted by Sean Craig

Jul 13, 2021 9:26:41 AM

Portions of this post originally appeared on the JDSupra website and can be accessed here.

Philadelphia recently passed an ordinance that prohibits employers from requiring “a prospective employee to submit to testing for the presence of marijuana in such prospective employee’s system as a condition of employment.”

The ordinance will take effect on January 1, 2022, and applies to any person doing business in the city who employs one or more employees.

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Topics: Pre-employment screening, Drug Screening, employment laws, Marijuana laws, philadelphia

The Big Winner of Election 2020: Marijuana

Posted by Norml.org

Dec 22, 2020 7:17:10 AM

Drug usage and laws continue to be a hot topic for employers. This article was originally published here by Norml.org.

Voters approved a series of statewide ballots legalizing the use and distribution of marijuana for either medical or adult-use purposes.

The results once again affirm that marijuana legalization is a uniquely popular issue with voters of all political persuasions — with majorities of Democrats, Independents, and Republicans consistently endorsing legalization in national polls. The results also continue a multi-decade long trend of marijuana legalization advocates achieving success at the ballot box. Prior to this election, voters have decided affirmatively on 28 separate ballot measures legalizing cannabis (18 measures legalizing medical marijuana, 10 measures legalizing adult use). 

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Topics: Drug testing, Employer hot topics, Marijuana laws

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