State Recreational Marijuana Use Laws Do Not Impact DOT Prohibition on Marijuana Use by Safety-Sensitive Transportation Employees

On December 3, 2012, the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy Compliance issued a Notice to address the recent passage of state initiatives purporting to legalize marijuana use for recreational purposes. The Notice states that DOT “want[ed] to make it perfectly clear that the state initiatives will have no bearing on the [DOT’s] regulated drug testing program . . . [which] does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason." Continue reading about the Notice at Littler’s Workplace Privacy Counsel.

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