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...