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[Video] HR Guide: Navigating Employee Cannabis Use and Drug Testing

March 22nd, 2024 | 1 min. read

By Tabitha Aliano

HR Guide: Navigating Employee Cannabis Use and Drug Testing

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In the evolving landscape of workplace policies, understanding how to address cannabis testing is crucial for HR professionals and business owners. Our webinar, 'How to Build the Best Employee Handbook for Your Business,' offers valuable insights into managing situations where an employee tests positive for cannabis use, especially when it involves company property like a car.

Understanding Cannabis Detection

Challenges of Cannabis Testing

In this webinar snippet, Jack Wang raises a common concern: determining if cannabis use occurred on or off the job. Tabitha Aliano explains that traditional drug tests, which screen for non-psychoactive cannabis metabolites, cannot pinpoint the timing of use. These metabolites can linger in the body for weeks or months, making it impossible to ascertain if the use was concurrent with work hours based on a positive test result.

Implications for Employers

This limitation poses significant challenges for employers in crafting fair and effective drug policies. The inability to determine the timing of cannabis consumption necessitates a nuanced approach to drug testing policies and disciplinary actions.

Crafting Effective Policies

The webinar snippet emphasizes the importance of developing clear, comprehensive policies that consider the limitations of drug testing for cannabis. It suggests focusing on observable impairment and behavior rather than relying solely on test results.

What To Do Now

If you would like more information on cannabis testing and the workplace, read the article : 'Can Employers Still Test for Cannabis? California's New Drug Testing Rules Explained ,'now for more information.

Don't let your HR processes fall behind, watch the full webinar now.



This video is not intended to be exhaustive nor should any discussion or opinions be construed as legal advice. Viewers should contact legal counsel for legal advice.