[MCOH-EH] Pre-placement Marijuana Testing

Schweitzer, Kit KSchweitzer at peacehealth.org
Wed Jan 23 08:46:53 PST 2019

We test for THC for pre-placement testing. Marijuana is legal medically and recreationally in Oregon. However, we have a network of hospitals in other states. Since marijuana is still federally illegal, we exclude candidates with THC positive screens from employment. It doesn't matter if it's medical marijuana or recreational, we handle them the same, exclusion.

Kit Schweitzer, RN, BSN, COHN  |  Employee Health Nurse |  Employee Health Oregon Community
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This was previously posted in April of 2018. Of those responding, most excluded candidates with THC positive screens from employment.  Am reposting to see if there has been any change:

With the changes in some state laws regarding recreational marijuana, I would be interested in hearing how other healthcare organizations are handling pre-placement drug screening for THC.  Are THC positive drug screens excluded from employment? Has anyone stopped testing for THC in pre-placement screening? Do you handle medical marijuana differently than recreational?

Thank you,

John C. Palfrey, PA-C
Director, Occupational Health Services
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