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A Marijuana Employment State

In this article we discuss a major step forward to protect the rights of a marijuana recreation state.

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Budding old career.

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2020 here we come.

Nevada has signed a new bill into law ready to come into effect as early as 2020. The new law states that It is unlawful for any employer in this State to fail, or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening test and the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana,". Nevada is actually the first state in the United States of America to implement such a law, as their recreational marijuana industry flourishes. The new law was signed by Gov. Steve Sisolak on June 5.

Anyone working as an Emergency staff, which would include Fire-fighters, EMT and the majority of the industry that is heavily involved in the operation of a motor vehicle, by law, are considered exceptions to the rule. Meaning, they will still be required to and held fully accountable to the employer, for their testing results. 

The new law should have a more positive effect on the recreational industry, since it legally protects and secures current and prospective employment opportunities for the recreational consumer. The question still remains, will the prospective  employer be a little more user friendly to the recreational consumer?

Exceptions to the rule

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Emergency services a no no.

The law specifically states, that a current or prospective employer can deny employment if by the  determination of the employer, a positive result could adversely affect others' safety.

The Nevada Govenor believes that as the state's legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it's important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans. He also reiterated that he was proud to sign AB132 into law, which contains common-sense exceptions for public safety and transportation professionals."

Sources

Eric Levenson Chris Boyette, 2019

Nevada bans employers from refusing to hire those who fail marijuana tests 

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