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Old 12-20-2018, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I would NOT want a stoner for a coworker.

This issue should be addressed strictly at the state level.
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Old 12-20-2018, 04:46 PM
 
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I would NOT want a stoner for a coworker.

This issue should be addressed strictly at the state level.
If by "stoner" you mean someone who uses cannabis, then you already have many coworkers that are "stoners". You just don't know it because most of them are completely indistinguishable from non-users.
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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I would NOT want a stoner for a coworker.

This issue should be addressed strictly at the state level.
But the real question is: How do you define a "stoner?" Because drug testing doesn't just catch "stoners," it also catches someone who used cannabis a few times within the last ~30 days. And if you define that as a stoner, you also need to call anyone who's had a few beers this month a "drunk." It would only be fair!

And as Raddo said above, you likely already do work with cannabis users. I know I do (with or without including myself), and they/we work just as hard as anyone else here... in fact, you'd be LUCKY to work with some of the "users" I know.
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Old 12-23-2018, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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In most states where it's available as either and both recreational and medical, it is in process of being removed from testing. If it isn't removed already. With the exception of heavy machinery use, driving for cities and states, and jobs requiring you to be armed.
I live and work in one of those states (California), and even before it was fully legal, very few employers around here did pre-employment testing. As you said, it's mostly restricted to jobs involving heavy machinery or driving/flying... I work in a profession that includes neither, and haven't once been required to take a drug test.
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Old 12-24-2018, 09:57 AM
 
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I live and work in one of those states (California), and even before it was fully legal, very few employers around here did pre-employment testing. As you said, it's mostly restricted to jobs involving heavy machinery or driving/flying... I work in a profession that includes neither, and haven't once been required to take a drug test.
CA actually has some very good laws on pre-employment testing, what they can and cannot test or ask for. This includes criminal history I believe, if you look at job applications where it asks if you have ever committed a crime, in tiny lettering, it says CA residents do not have to answer this.
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