NJ Lawmakers Look To Introduce Legislation Banning Cannabis Consumption By Specific Workers – 4 Bills Submitted So Far

NJ Lawmakers Look To Introduce Legislation Banning Cannabis Consumption By Specific Workers – 4 Bills Submitted So Far
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It’s funny (not ha! ha!) how alcohol consumption isn’t legislated in the same way That’s 4 bills in total already! The New Jersey Monitor reports As New Jersey nears the end of its first month of legal recreational marijuana sales, lawmakers have introduced a series of bills aimed at restricting what types of workers can use cannabis off the job. One measure (S2518), sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer (R-Ocean), would amend the state’s recreational marijuana law to ban cannabis consumption for any employee who operates heavy machinery or uses weapons, or whose use of cannabis would “put the public at risk.” That would include any workers who operate tractors, dump trucks, excavators, and bulldozers, plus law enforcement officers. introduced Lawmakers have been debating whether police officers should be allowed to partake in recreational marijuana since acting Attorney General Matt Platkin sent a memo last month reminding police departments that the law allows cops to use marijuana off duty. The memo prompted several cities and counties to say they will prohibit cannabis use by police officers. Another bill (A3914), sponsored by Assemblyman Lou Greenwald (D-Camden), would also prohibit law enforcement from using cannabis. 3914_I1 It’s not clear whether any of the bills aimed at restricting cannabis use has the support of state Senate President Nicholas Scutari, a supporter of legal cannabis who has said it would be a “very dangerous, slippery slope” to regulate what people do when they’re not at work. Gov. Phil Murphy said he’d be open to restricting cannabis use among police officers. Greenwald’s bill would also amend the marijuana law to again allow employers to conduct random drug tests for marijuana and use drug test results to determine whether to hire or fire someone. Current law no longer allows employers to use positive marijuana drug test results as grounds to fire someone,…

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