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6 things you need to know about marijuana and Calif. employment laws

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In the wake of a ballot measure that legalized the use of marijuana in our nation’s capital, a D.C. Council committee has advanced a bill to ban employers there from prescreening job applicants for the drug.

In the wake of a ballot measure that legalized the use of marijuana in our nation’s capital, a D.C. Council committee has advanced a bill to ban employers there from pre-screening job applicants for the drug.  

But employers can still test for pot and other drugs after they offer the job to someone, according to the Washington Post. The D.C. bill still requires employers to test potential employees whose duties include the handling of heavy machinery and equipment, and the federal government’s policy of pre-screening all applicants still stands. 

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Guests:

Todd Wulffson, labor law lawyer and partner at the law firm, Carothers, DiSante & Freudenberger in Irvine

Jonathan Kulick, Senior Project Director, School of Public Policy, Pepperdine University

Jonathan Caulkins, Professor, Operations Research and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University. He was co-director of RAND’s Drug Policy Research Center in Santa Monica from 1994 to 1996.

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