D.C. Bans Pot Testing of Job Applicants

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Potential employers won’t be able to test applicants for marijuana in D.C. until after they’ve made a conditional job offer under a bill approved by the D.C. Council.

The bill was approved unanimously Tuesday. It was sponsored by Council member Vincent Orange, who said district residents shouldn’t have to worry about lost job opportunities just because they’ve smoked pot, especially now that the city has voted to legalize marijuana possession.

The bill would allow employers to test for pot after they offer someone a job as well as during employment. Because it’s a local law, it doesn’t apply to the federal government or to federal contractors.

The city’s initiative legalizing pot possession is under congressional review and has yet to take effect.

Soure – nbcwashington.com