Washington D.C. Council Votes Unanimously to Ban Pre-Employement Cannabis Testing

The Washington D.C. Council has unanimously passeddrug testing legislation that will prohibit employers from drug-testing potential employees for cannabis before a conditional job offer has been made.

The proposal, titled the Prohibition of Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing Emergency Act of 2014 and introduced by Councilmember Vincent Orange, would makes it explicit that an employer cannot test a potential employee for cannabis use until after an offer for employment has been made. After such an offer has been made, and an employee has been hired, they must still “adhere to the workplace policies set forth by their employer”, meaning they can still be tested for on-the-job cannabis use.

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