How Does Medical Marijuana Impact Employee Drug Testing?

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A health care employee told a possible future employer that she took marijuana to take care of the consequences of a car disaster, but when her employee drug testing result came back positive, the nursing home canceled her job proposal anyhow.

A federal judge from Connecticut last month directed that the nursing home, which had called federal laws against pot use, broke anti-discrimination terms of Connecticut’s medical marijuana law.

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Understanding State Laws Regarding Marijuana Legalization


Federal laws are important when it comes to the possession, use, and sale of marijuana. Yet, the difference in the State laws is arguably more important. There are some big differences in attitudes and legalization of weed from one state to the next. This means that someone can act within the law in one town, and then break the law a few miles down the road across the State line.

It is important that marijuana users understand these laws. Not only is it vital for their state of residence, but it also helps for those traveling between state boundaries. Some have full legalization, although with many controls and rules. Others limit these options to medical marijuana, not recreational. Even then, some states prohibit certain forms of marijuana-based medication. Continue reading “Understanding State Laws Regarding Marijuana Legalization”

A Guide To The Hair Follicle Drug Test And How To Beat It 

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(Editor’s note: this guide to the hair follicle drug test borrows heavily from the website,

Workplace Hair Drug Testing Continues to Evolve

Workplace drug testing is evolving. It used to be customary to take a urine test, a drug testing method that is relatively easy to cheat. However, with the recent development of more advanced hair screening methods, it means that it is now much harder to hide a positive result and escape detection.

In this short guide to the hair test, we will look at what the hair drug test involves, the reason for its popularity, and its level of accuracy. Then, it will cover some of the methods related to passing this test and avoiding detection. Continue reading “A Guide To The Hair Follicle Drug Test And How To Beat It “