St. Louis County Lawmakers Vote To End Marijuana Testing For Most County Workers As State Moves To Legalize

St. Louis County Lawmakers Vote To End Marijuana Testing For Most County Workers As State Moves To Legalize
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As Missouri lawmakers work to advance marijuana legalization in the state, the St. Louis County Council on Tuesday approved a bill to ban pre-employment and random drug testing for cannabis for most county workers. The move would build on broader local actions to decriminalize cannabis possession and cultivation in the city of St. Louis, as well as a local Kansas City Council vote last year to enact a similar policy drug testing policy change for cannabis. The new measure, sponsored by Councilmember Lisa Clancy (D), states: “No person currently employed by St. Louis County or applying for employment by St. Louis County shall be required to undergo pre-employment or random drug testing for the presence of marijuana metabolites (THC) as a condition or part of employment.” People who legally use marijuana for medical purposes shouldn't be discriminated against AND this policy will remove a barrier to recruitment and hiring. That's why I sponsored and passed this bill. #privacy #hiring #medicalmarijuana https://t.co/Sj6kGJufwE — Lisa Clancy (@lisadclancy) March 9, 2022 There are exceptions, however. People who are mandated to undergo drug testing under specific state or federal laws, those who work in safety sensitive positions and those who are suspected of having been intoxicated on the job could still be screened for cannabis. The measure passed in a party-line vote of 4-3, and County Executive Sam Page is expected to sign it into law, as The St. Louis Post-Dispatch first reported. Thank you to the county council for supporting this legislation. https://t.co/pD2mZdnzeM — County Executive Sam Page (@DrSamPage) March 10, 2022 Meanwhile, there are efforts underway in Missouri to legalize adult-use marijuana statewide, with a Republican lawmaker unveiling a measure to tax and regulate cannabis last month. — Marijuana Moment is already tracking more than 1,000 cannabis, psychedelics and drug policy bills in state…

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