Excerpted from The Daily Telescope, by Sarah Thompson

On January 1, 2018 California will be the next state to legalize recreational use of marijuana and, being the most populous state in the union, will certainly lead the future regarding drug testing and pre-employment background screening as related to marijuana use.

Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com opines: “With a clear conflict with federal law, the legalization of recreational marijuana creates a gray area in regards to legalities and employers certainly should work with a third-party pre-employment background screening agency to stay current and even ahead of potential laws governing drug testing as related to employment.”

Marijuana is legal for recreational use on January 1, 2018 in California and as the most populous state in the country begins to freely sell marijuana to adults over the age of 18 a seismic shift will occur with employers in the state.

“Drug testing in the workplace, as part of pre-employment screening, could fundamentally change,” Opines Adam Almeida, President and CEO of CriminalBackgroundRecords.com.

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