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More businesses are mellowing out over hiring marijuana smokers

Employers and many others are quietly taking what once would have been a radical step: They’re dropping marijuana from the drug tests they require of prospective employees.

Excluding marijuana from testing marks the first major shift in workplace drug policies since employers began regularly screening applicants in the late 1980s. They did so after a federal law required that government contractors maintain drug-free workplaces. Many private businesses adopted their own mandatory drug testing of applicants. Most businesses that have dropped marijuana tests continue to screen for cocaine, opiates, heroin and other drugs… and medical marijuana users in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Rhode Island have won lawsuits in the past year against companies that rescinded job offers or fired workers because of positive tests for cannabis.

Original Article (Boston Globe):
More businesses are mellowing out over hiring marijuana smokers
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