In a day and age where remote work is becoming more widely accessible, many pre-employment practices are changing. What has this done to the drug-screen arena? Well, that all depends on who you are looking to “go to work” for.
It’s important to note that if the job you’re going out for is under a federal contract of any sort, you will likely be subject to a mandatory drug screen as a condition of your employment. The most standard test is a 10-panel drug screen , which looks for 10 different drugs and is typically administered via a urine sample. These tests do screen for marijuana usage.
It is important to note that an employer may tell you that although recreational cannabis use is legal in your state, they will not hire you unless you are an authorized medical cannabis cardholder. According to their guidelines and policies, cannabis is still a Schedule I drug that is deemed illegal by the Federal government of the United States. So, if you’re a cannabis user, keep that in mind while on your job hunt.
As things are constantly changing in the cannabis landscape, be sure to pay attention to local rules and regulations when making decisions to purchase or consume. Have any questions or input on andy of our topics ? Chat with us on social media. Let’s keep the conversation going.