Most employers in Nevada can no longer utilize pre-employment drug tests for marijuana
“Anybody over the age of 21 can possess or purchase cannabis. They should not be failing a drug test for Cannabis as a condition of employment,” Sturtsman said. “If somebody wants to enjoy Cannabis at home, in the comfort of their home, it is completely legal in the State of Nevada. They should not be excluded from a job.”
However, attorney Jeffrey Gronich, who deals with employment law on a routine basis, explained this doesn’t mean employers can’t have a drug policy that includes marijuana use.
“The law still allows for employers to have a drug policy, including for marijuana,” he said. “As far as the law says right now, they can still do random drug testing. So, it doesn’t prevent you – once you have the job – it doesn’t mean all’s free and clear. You can still be terminated for showing up to work under the influence.”