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Council: No amount of marijuana OK for 'safety sensitive' jobs

October 31, 2019Media Mention
Construction Dive

While the amount of THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, detectable in a person's body does not directly correlate with the level of impairment, said the NSC, research clearly indicates that cannabis affects psychomotor skills and cognitive ability. The council also said it hopes to increase its involvement in policy discussions about cannabis impairment and "provide guidance for employers as they navigate changing cannabis laws."

Because of the dangers that construction work presents, most employers have a zero-tolerance policy, but, some, according to attorney Wendy Lane of Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP in Los Angeles, might be willing to retest some applicants after enough time has passed for the drug to leave their systems. 

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