CNN) – Starting in January 2020, it will be illegal for employers in Nevada to discriminate against workers for marijuana use.
Employers will still be allowed to administer pre-employment screenings for other drugs, but a positive result for cannabis can’t be used to not hire someone.
There are exceptions for people applying for jobs as firefighters, EMTs, other jobs that require driving a vehicle or any job where the federal government requires testing.
Nevada is the only state thus far to prohibit employers from requiring applicants to pass a marijuana test.
Nevada’s governor signed the bill into law last week.
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