Smoking marijuana will no longer hinder most people from getting a job in Nevada. Starting in 2020, employers in Nevada cannot refuse to hire a job candidate for failing a marijuana pre-employment screening test, making it the first state to pass such a law.
Bill AB123 states that “it is unlawful for any employer in this state to fail or refuse to hire a prospective employee because the prospective employee submitted to a screening test and the results of the screening test indicate the presence of marijuana.”
The bill was signed into law by Gov. Steve Sisolak on June 5 and released the following statement:
“As our legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it’s important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans. That’s why I was proud to sign AB132 into law, which contains common-sense exceptions for public safety and transportation professionals.”
There are some exceptions to the new law.
The law does not apply to firefighters, emergency medical technicians, employees who operate a motor vehicle (such as bus drivers), or those, in the determination of the employer, who could adversely affect others’ safety.
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