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Nevada Becomes First US State to Ban Pre-Employment Marijuana Screening

Nevada Bans Employers From Refusing to Hire Those Who Fail Marijuana Pre-Employment Screening

Nevada Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

Nevada Bans Pre-Employment Marijuana Testing

Las Vegas, USA — Nevada has become the first US state to ban employers from discriminating against workers for Marijuana use, with some few exceptions.

Nevada Becomes First US State to Ban Pre-Employment Marijuana Screening
Nevada Becomes First US State to Ban Pre-Employment Marijuana Screening

Assembly Bill No 132 which was signed by Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak states that it is now unlawful for employers to refuse hiring workers who are tested positive for marijuana on a drug screening test.

The bill also stated some exceptions. According to the legislation, those who are applying to become firefighters and or emergency medical technicians can be refused for hiring if found positive. Those who are also applying for jobs that require the utilization of motor vehicle are not also protected by the ban.

“As our legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it’s important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans. That’s why I was proud to sign AB 132 into law, which contains common-sense exceptions for public safety and transportation professionals,” Governor Sisolak said in a statement.

Nevada Bans Employers From Refusing to Hire Those Who Fail Marijuana Pre-Employment Screening
Nevada Bans Employers From Refusing to Hire Those Who Fail Marijuana Pre-Employment Screening

The bill also allows employees who are required to submit a screening test within the first 30 days of being hired the chance to take a second test, at the expense of the employee.

The law goes into effect on January 1, 2020.

In 2016, the People of Nevada voted for the recreational use of cannabis legal in the entire state. The said law was implemented on January 1, 2017.

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Written by Markus Castro

A cat person by day and a writer by night. He loves to travel to his favorite destinations in Southeast Asia.

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