By Alexandria Osborne
Washington State Journal 

Cannabis test will not be used to deny hiring in proposed law


April 12, 2023

Employers would be prohibited from denying a person a job for their non-work-related cannabis use in a bill passed by the state Senate 28-21 and the House of Representatives 57-41.

There is one difference between the two bills. The House legislations excludes people seeking positions as a first responder, corrections officer, a law enforcement agency or a fire department. Both bills exclude applicants in the aviation and aerospace industries because of federal transportation rules.

Beyond those exemptions, Engrossed Substitute Senate Bill 5123 would prohibit discrimination from employers in th...

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