Nevada Becomes First State to Ban Most Pre-Employment Drug Tests for Cannabis


As of Jan. 1st, most employers are not allowed to perform pre-employment drug tests for cannabis in the state of Nevada. KSNV News 3, out of Las Vegas, reports that the bill, AB 132, banning most employers from testing job applicants for marijuana was signed by Governor Sisolak this past summer.

Marijuana Drug Testing

While this is a win for Nevada cannabis advocates and citizens, the law does not address post-employment drug policies. In other words, an employer cannot test for cannabis pre-employment, but once someone is hired, employers are still allowed to enforce company drug policies banning drug use, including marijuana – and they are allowed to perform random drug tests to enforce their policies.

The law will not apply to firefighters, EMTs, or people whose jobs involve driving.


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