How Do New Labor Laws Starting in 2024 Help Protect Cannabis Workers?

AB 2188 prohibits employers from holding an applicant’s drug test results against them if evidence of past marijuana use is revealed. The primary focus of employment-related drug testing under the new law is to assess impairment on the job or at the worksite, rather than scrutinizing long-term usage. Furthermore, it will become illegal for employers to inquire about an applicant’s history of cannabis or marijuana use.