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Acton laboratory Psychemedics announced it will begin providing employee testing for companies for synthetic cannabinoids like K2, Spice and Blaze, which are all legal substances found in local stores and head shops.
With marijuana now legalized, should employers penalize potential or current employees for failing a drug test for a legal substance?
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09/12/17 AT 04:02 PM
I look at legalization of marijuana the same as legalization of alcohol. It is unacceptable for an employee to come to work smelling like alcohol or intoxicated from alcohol. To me it's the same.

09/08/17 AT 03:20 PM
I think employers should treat marijuana as they do alcohol. It's legal but it can also impair job performance/safety.

09/08/17 AT 03:20 PM
Hard and fast rule. No toking before or during the job!

09/08/17 AT 03:20 PM
until it affects their job performance

08/29/17 AT 03:32 PM
Show up to work sober and ready to go. What people do on their own time is their own business. I own a business and couldn't carel ess what my employees do while they're fishing.

08/29/17 AT 03:33 PM
Just because it's legal doesn't mean that it's appropriate to be under the influence on the job. Alcohol is legal and we don't find it acceptable to have employees under the influence of alcohol while at work.

08/29/17 AT 03:33 PM
You can't be drunk and work either.

08/29/17 AT 03:33 PM
I truly believe that the drug testing industry is behind all of this solely to increase profits. They lobby legislatures to enact drug testing laws, they get media outlets to scare the bejeezus out of people to support testing, and if we aren't careful, you'll need to take a drug test for everything.

08/29/17 AT 03:32 PM
Many of the jobs in my company require driving or operating machinery. It is dangerous for employees and those around the employee. They cannot be under the influence while on work time.

08/29/17 AT 03:32 PM
If it impacts job performance of quality then yes. Otherwise, it's a slippery slope through the court system!
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