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According to the Department of Transportation (DOT), the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) 49 CFR Part 199 defines a covered employee as the following
Drug and Alcohol Testing
Oklahoma medical marijuana SQ 788 does not permit an employer to discipline or terminate a cardholding medical marijuana employee based solely on the presence of marijuana in a drug test.
If the employee is non-DOT regulated, then yes you may have a single specimen collection. But for those who are DOT regulated, you cannot.
If one of your employees fails a drug screen and they are in a safety-sensitive position, they must be removed from duty immediately.
Oklahoma’s medical marijuana law prohibits an employer from refusing to hire, discipline, or penalize an applicant or employee based solely on a marijuana-positive drug test.
A recent case involving a major retail chain fired an Arizona employee for testing positive for marijuana despite the fact that they possessed a medical marijuana card.
Medical marijuana laws vary by state and it’s important that employers address the specific laws that pertain to their company and employees when creating a drug testing policy.
The best method for determining an employer/employee’s employment rights is based upon a review of applicable state and federal laws and regulations.