Up in Smoke: Ceasar's Ends Drug Testing Policy

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Caesars Entertainment Corp. has announced it will no longer screen job candidates for marijuana use as a condition of employment.  The state of Nevada has legalized marijuana for recreational use.

A company spokesman on Monday said the need for good workers coupled with the state’s recent legalization of recreational marijuana use has ended pre-employment testing for pot.

“A number of states have changed their laws and we felt we might be missing some good candidates because of the marijuana issue and we felt that pre-screening for marijuana was on the whole, counterproductive,” said Rich Broome, executive vice president of corporate communications and community affairs for Caesars. “If somebody is believed to be using or high at work, then we would continue to screen for marijuana and other drugs.”

Jobs involving the operation of a motor vehicle will still require marijuana testing.

“There are certain jobs which there are U.S. Department of Transportation requirements that we’re mandated to pre-screen for marijuana,” he said. “So we’ll still screen for those.”

- Jagajeet Chiba, Gambling911.com

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