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Maine Cannabis Law Could Change Employers’ Drug-Testing Practices

July 26, 2017
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AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Labor says the majority of businesses won’t be able to fire an employee for a marijuana-positive drug tests unless they can prove impairment on the job.

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Backers of the marijuana referendum said the law that goes into effect in February would leave employer protections in place and allow them to maintain drug-free workplace policies.

The Portland Press Herald reports reports that Julie Rabinowitz from the Maine Department of Labor painted a very different picture on Monday, when she urged state lawmakers to change the law to give employers more rights.

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Voters in November legalized the recreational use and sale of marijuana products but commercial sales are on hold as regulations are considered.

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  • Grow Your Own

    “The Maine Department of Labor says the majority of businesses won’t be able to fire an employee for a marijuana-positive drug tests unless they can prove impairment on the job.”
    This should Policy should be Accepted Nationwide “won’t be able to fire an employee for a marijuana-positive drug tests unless they can prove impairment on the job.” Alcohol use is accepted as being OK during Off Work Free Time because the US Government has stopped the Prohibition. The same needs to be done with Cannabis remove the Prohibition(United States Controlled Substances Act Level 1) and Cannabis is the same as Alcohol except no No Hangover.

  • Kevin Williams

    Good, it’s about time. Now the other states need to pay attention.