Q: Can an employer drug test for marijuana (THC)?
- Yes. There are currently no restrictions (other than New York City which is expected to
implement restrictions beginning in May 2020) limiting an employer’s ability to drug test
for marijuana (THC), although there may be limitations on permissible disciplinary action that
an employer may take if an employee is using marijuana (THC) in accordance with that state’s
marijuana laws. In general, state medical and recreational use statutes impact only a
very small number of employees in most workplaces.
- Today, more than 97.6% of all non-regulated drug tests performed by Quest include marijuana in their panel. You can always ask what is included on the panel you are about to be tested on to make sure you understand your rights and what your employer is looking for.