“Shifting laws and rising numbers of employees who use cannabis are impacting how employers will implement workplace drug testing. The zero-tolerance era is over; fair and equitable testing practices are the new norm.”
Employers may wish to consider breath technology and drug testing policies to allow measurements of recent marijuana use – preserving jobs for responsible employees, mitigating risk, and maintaining safety while aligning with their employees who are increasingly concerned with fairness. Originally prepared for and published by PBSA in the Nov-Dec 2020 edition of the Journal….
“We aren’t measuring impairment, we’re measuring THC in breath where it lasts a very short period of time, providing objective data about THC in breath to law enforcement and employers to use in conjunction with other information they have gathered,” said Hound Labs founder Mike Lynn, an emergency room doctor, reserve deputy sheriff and venture capitalist.”
Lynn stressed that his mission is one of fairness. He says he has a more equitable approach for both police and employers than to test with blood and urine, where chemical compounds found in cannabis known as cannabinoids are detectable long after a person is high.”
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The Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Tracking Area has published annual reports every year since 2013 tracking the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Colorado. The purpose is to provide data and information so that policy makers and citizens can make informed decisions on the issue of marijuana legalization. View the full report here >
This report sponsored by the Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA) covers key facts from a February 2018 survey of state highway safety offices on their challenges and strategies for dealing with marijuana- and opioid-impaired driving. Read the full report here>
This report summarizes the potential impact of marijuana on the workplace in Canada, including top areas of concern employers may want to address in the future. It covers relevant literature on cannabis as well as recent Conference Board survey research on organizational concerns regarding the legalization of recreational cannabis. Read Full Report>