Nevada Becomes First State To Ban Most Pre-Employment Cannabis Screening

 

Nevada has become the first state to ban employers from discriminating against workers for marijuana use, with some exceptions.

Governor Steve Sisolak signed Assembly Bill No. 132 on Friday, which makes it unlawful for an employer to fail or refuse to hire someone because they tested positive for marijuana on a drug screening test.

There are some exceptions. People trying to become firefighters or emergency medical technicians cannot test positive, as well as those applying for jobs that require the operation of a motor vehicle are not protected by the ban.

Jobs that require federal funding are also exempt because marijuana is still illegal at the federal level.

 

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