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While recreational marijuana may now be legal in Washington state, but that doesn’t mean anyone can use the drug and still get a job. Though marijuana is now legal in this state, employers don’t have to allow employees to use it – even if it’s outside the workplace.
Washington state employers now have the option to treat marijuana the same way they treat cigarettes and alcohol, and hire people who admit to using marijuana or test positive for the drug.
But for now, most are sticking to the old system, said Kellis Borek, general counsel and director of labor and employment for the workforce performance company Washington Employers.
“At this point, I’m not seeing a huge contingent of employers who want to change their policy to become more '420-friendly,' as they say,” said Borek, who works at the human resources consulting firm with more than 1,200 clients.
Read the complete article via Puget Sound Business Journal >>
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