Michigan is set to eliminate pre-employment drug tests probing for marijuana use among the majority of its government employees, marking a significant change that will take effect starting October 1st.
The decision came after a unanimous vote by members of the Michigan Civil Service Commission this summer, deciding to remove marijuana from the list of substances tested during the hiring process.
However, certain positions, including law enforcement, transportation, healthcare, and those working with prisoners, will still require cannabis testing due to safety concerns. Approximately two-thirds of Michigan state government jobs will no longer include marijuana screening.
The move aligns with Michigan’s prior approval of recreational marijuana use and reflects evolving attitudes towards cannabis in employment practices nationwide.
Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell