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More Colorado businesses dropping marijuana from pre-employment drug tests

By: DANIKA WORTHINGTON, The Denver Post
February 3, 2017 Updated: February 3, 2017 at 11:24 am
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SILVERTHORNE, CO - JANUARY 1: High Country Healing opens its doors at 10 a.m. for its first day selling recreational marijuana. Many choices of strains are visible through the glass cases. (Photo by Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post)

Marijuana testing by Colorado businesses has slowly declined over the past two years as 7 percent dropped the drug from pre-employment tests while 3 percent removed it from all drug tests.

The results of a December survey by the Mountain States Employers Council marks a shift from its 2014 survey — the year recreational consumption of pot became legal — when one in five employers reported implementing more stringent drug-testing policies. But this doesn’t necessarily mean businesses are OK with their employees smoking weed.

“It’s because we have low unemployment,” said Curtis Graves, an attorney with the Mountain States Employers Council. “They may prefer a zero-tolerance approach. From a business perspective, they just can’t afford to be as choosy now.”

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