Would a recent move from a medical marijuana state be considered as a factor in a pre-employment drug screen?

A friend of mine just moved from a medical marijuana state. He was staying with his mom, who has a prescription and smokes in the house. He is worried about passing a drug test. Is there anything he should do or say before the test, and is there anything he can do if he does not pass the test clean?

Asked on July 20, 2012 under Employment Labor Law, Nebraska


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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that your friend take a pre-test for drugs in his system paid by the friend. By getting an advance read on any possible outcome he will be in a better position to discuss why he may have tested for marijuana in a subsequent test.

If he does test positive for marijuana for a drug test for a job application, he should simply tell the truth as to him not smoking but that he resided in his mother's home where she smoked marijuana.

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