D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Prohibit Pre-Employment Drug Testing for Cannabis Use

Washington D.C.’sRecreational cannabis use could be legal after the votes Council has given approval to legislation which would prohibit employers from testing potential employees for cannabis use. The vote was unanimous.

The proposal, titled the Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Emergency Act, was introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange and would ban employers from testing for cannabis until after an offer for employment has been made.

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