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Bloomberg has a story about “the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance.”

The reason? A tightening job markets, plus the fact that “marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please … Drug testing restricts the job pool, and in the current tight labor market, that’s having an impact on productivity and growth. In surveys done by the Federal Reserve last year, employers cited an inability by applicants to pass drug tests among reasons for difficulties in hiring. Failed tests reached an all-time high in 2017, according to data from Quest Diagnostics Inc. That's likely to get worse as more people partake in state-legalized cannabis.”

Drug testing certainly isn’t going away completely. Certain kinds of jobs (think driving heavy machinery and performing brain surgery) always will require clearer, less-high thinking. Some employers are resolute, and is the federal government. And, the story says, “Weed-averse employers have a notable ally: Attorney General Jeff Sessions. A longtime opponent of legalization, Sessions rescinded in January the Obama-era policies that enabled state-legalized cannabis industries to flourish.”
KC's View:
I think that the Sessions approach is just a temporary blip in the cultural continuum when it comes to pot.

Not everywhere, and certainly not for all jobs, but I do think - even if I’m not sure I agree - that as marijuana becomes more legal in more places, drug testing will become less prevalent.

Just a fact of life.