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Companies like Amazon are rethinking drug testing as cannabis legalization grows

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As people begin to filter back into the office after a year-and-a-half in Zoom exile, the growing ranks of recreational cannabis users might want to take a peek at their employee handbook before lighting up.

Marijuana, which went from a controlled substance to a booming industry in Illinois during the pandemic, may still get you fired.

Potentially outdated cannabis employment policies could turn a socially acceptable weekend pot party into grounds for dismissal. With cannabis detectable by some tests for up to 30 days, even a dalliance can have career consequences.

But with an ongoing labor shortage and a sea change in sentiment for marijuana use, the onus may be on employers to get with the times.


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