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New Illinois Law Legalizing Recreational Marijuana!

New Illinois Law Legalizing Recreational Marijuana!

Our partners at Quest Diagnostics produced another informative blog post summarizing the new Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act, legalizing recreational marijuana, and the amendments passed to clarify provisions regarding drug testing.

Quest explains the Amendments to SB 1557 as it relates to employers:

Nothing in this Act shall be construed to create or imply a cause of action for any person against an employer for:

(1) actions taken pursuant to an employer’s reasonable workplace drug policy, including but not limited to subjecting an employee or applicant to reasonable drug and alcohol testing, reasonable and nondiscriminatory random drug testing, and discipline, termination of employment, or withdrawal of a job offer due to a failure of a drug test.

While the amended act may not explicitly protect employers from donor challenges to an employer’s action following a positive drug test for marijuana, it has addressed a number of concerns raised by Illinois employers. Employers performing drug testing in Illinois should consult with their local legal counsel to determine the impact of the amended act on their drug testing policies and programs.

The Quest post can be found here. It provides additional information for those affected by the law.

For more information, visit Quest’s Employer Solution Blog here.

OPENonline can help you with your drug screening needs with our customizable drug and alcohol screening solutions. Find out more about our services here. And contact us at, if you have additional questions.

This is not legal advice. For legal advice, please seek legal counsel.

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