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Pre-employment drug testing has been around for many years and has been a staple in the onboarding process for many employers who are not in DOT industry or have people working with machines. With Cannabis being recognized for its medicinal properties and many states legalizing possession and consumption on some levels this may no longer be the best bet for some employers in the field. One side of the argument will state that all mind-altering substances should be tested for, even ones that are legal on the state level. An alternative view would be to relax or eliminate pre-employment drug testing for jobs that do not require driving or operating heavy machinery. By removing the pool of potential candidates who may not pass a test, many companies may be doing themselves a great injustice. Not considering a great candidate for employment simply because they choose cannabis as recreation seems
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