Was wondering how this would affect drug tests now. Not just in Colorado but boarder states. Say if someone from across state lines came into Colorado, smoked it, then went home. He/she has not done a crime but what if they are drug tested, and as you say two weeks later but they did it in a state where it was legal? I suppose they could sue the employer, don’t know.
Lotta choomers going to drive off cliffs and such. Maybe something to celebrate, after all.
Here in the NYC laws relating to small quantities of mj for personal use are already a joke. You can walk down the street smoking a blunt with no hassle. Entire apartment building floors smell of it. Stores sell accessories for using it, plus t-shirts celebrating it. These laws are just codifying the real status quo. Pot just doesn’t have enough negative effects to make people care. People get more pissed off about public boozing and regular cigarettes.
Nope, they can’t sue. Whether marijuana is legal in all 57 states or not, not smoking it is still a condition of employment right in the contract that the employee signs. Same deal if you go on a bender in Amsterdam.
Simple answer: if marijuana is as legal as alcohol, then the precedents established for alcohol tests kick in. For example, airline companies are perfectly within their rights to bench any pilot or co-pilot that's drank in the last 24 hours. Trucking companies are likely obligated to bench a driver that's had enough of a tipple to make the breathalyzer frown on them. I believe those rights extend to the right to fire for chronic reprobates. As a general rule, if alcohol testing is permitted then marijuana testing would be.
One interesting unknown (to me, anyway) is welfare recipients. Does a state or municipality have the right to test for drunkenness, or does it violate a welfare recipient's "rights?" If the former, then they can be tested for marijuana use.