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With Changes to Marijuana Laws at the State Level, It’s important to know what to do in your state. Here are a few Frequently Asked Questions regarding drug testing for marijuana in New York State.

Do You still offer Drug Testing for Marijuana?

Yes.  We can use a hair or urine sample for this test.

Do You offer Drug Testing that excludes Marijuana?

Yes.  We can use a hair or urine sample for this test.

Can an employer test for Marijuana in NYS?

This is a complex answer because legally being able to test your employees or potential employers for Marijuana will depend on the reason, your industry and the clients you serve.  ESS recommends that you contact your legal counsel to update your HR Policy so it is specific to your industry, clients and employee’s safety.  We also recommend you have a policy and then procedures in place for Reasonable Cause or Reasonable Suspicion situations.  A policy to handle Reasonable Cause or Reasonable Suspicion will protect the employer and fellow employees safety from an individual that uses legal or illegal substances while at work. 

What if I think my employee comes to work under the influence of Marijuana or Alcohol?

Having a policy and procedures in place for these situation will protect your company and employees from individuals the use legal or illegal substances at work.   These policies should be created with your legal counsel so it reflects your business’s needs.  

Whether you are in New York or another state that has made recreational use of marijuana legal, it’s always important to contact your legal counsel regarding your HR Policy so it is specific to your industry, clients, and employee’s safety. 

Contact Info

Employment Screening Services, LLC
PO Box 1108
Williamsville, NY 14231

Phone: 1-800-345-7715
Fax: 716.332.2276

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