Jamestown May Discontinue Marijuana Drug Screening For Some Employees

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JAMESTOWN – The City of Jamestown may discontinue marijuana drug screening from some employees.

The City Council discussed the topic during their Monday work session meeting.

Mayor Eddie Sundquist says the new policy follows New York State’s move to legalize recreational marijuana earlier this year.

“Employees that are on drugs or alcohol while they are working is still not allowed,” he says. “However, for any type of pre-employment, those physicals will no longer include any type of marijuana screen.”

The mayor says employees with a CDL license would still be screened for the drug, as it is a federal requirement under the Department of Transportation.


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