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Cannabis Business Executive: The End of Zero Tolerance? Drafting Workable Substance Abuse Policies in a Legal Cannabis Climate

 

drug freeEmployers across the nation have long incorporated into their workplace policies a statement providing that their offices, job sites, and factories are “drug free” and that they take a “zero tolerance” approach to the use of drugs.

The zero tolerance movement has enjoyed considerable popularity in the past 40 years, even meeting with official sanction from the U.S. government in its Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988. These policies have closely followed, and found encouragement from, the war-on-drugs culture so predominant in our society since the same was articulated by Richard Nixon in the 1970s.

But times, as they say, are a-changing.

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