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So no marijuana laws just passed a few weeks ago raising serious new concerns on the job front.
In this goes right to the employee Dan Springer is live in Seattle for more on this and then what's happened good morning there.
-- good morning bill what a buzz kill -- pot smokers in Washington State and Colorado while -- want to be treated just like alcohol but there's obviously a huge difference.
Pot is still an illegal drug under federal law on the courts -- -- held an employer's right to have a drug free workplace.
The issue is come -- -- states -- medical marijuana.
And there was -- -- his State Supreme Court ruling that said -- the worker was doing a legal thing off duty.
Having even a Trace of marijuana in the system violated the company's zero tolerance drug policy.
Medical experts say the high for marijuana last two to three hours but you can still -- a drug test.
A full week later business owners are worried about getting sued and a spike in accidents.
The number one for us is safety.
And we can't have anybody out there who's got off halfway hangover from -- My guys drive big drilling rigs on the freeways.
And many companies also -- it'll be tougher to hire people because many will -- that initial drug test build a singer Harry union lawyers say there that they will fight for their members if the drug use has not affected.
That happen or not I don't really know and what can you tell us about that.
That's exactly the issue we don't know how long marijuana affects job performance but wounded and definitely see this thing go into the courts.
And they have had some success these lawyers in dealing with -- workers fired after smoking medical marijuana at home.
A drug policy or not employers have to prove the worker was impaired on the job.
Because of a thing called just cause the unions say that they will win their fair share these cases bill and we'll have to see but one thing is for sure.
Businesses will have to pay more in legal costs to defend these firings and Dan Springer -- for -- okay changing laws changing times Dan Springer.
In Seattle things -- and then.
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