If you haven’t heard the good news, we are here to tell you, Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak signed into law Assembly Bill No 132 (AB 132). This new law prohibits any employer in Nevada from declining to hire a person based on any pre-employment drug test results.
Assembly Bill No. 132 is:
“An Act relating to employment; prohibiting the denial of employment because of the presence of [cannabis] in a screening test taken by a prospective employee with certain exceptions; authorizing an employee to rebut the results of a screening test under certain circumstances; and providing other matters properly relating thereto.”
Nevada has become the first state to make it illegal to discriminate against cannabis users in the workplace. Cannabis users will now be treated as equals to any non-cannabis users at work.
AB #132 BECOMES LAW JANUARY 1, 2020
We cheer this move by Governor Sisolak because it protects all people in the state who use medicinal and recreational cannabis from being denied a job. The Governor stated in an interview with USA Today;“As our legal cannabis industry continues to flourish, it’s important to ensure that the door of economic opportunity remains open for all Nevadans.” (1)
Carve Outs and Exceptions to The Law
There are some exceptions that must be noted. Based on federal law, some public safety personnel, are exempt from the benefits of this law. These exceptions relate to these careers:
- Emergency Medical Technicians.
- Employees who operate motor vehicles and heavy equipment.
- Those who protect the safety of others such as health care workers.
- Collective bargaining agreements and employment contracts: “The protections of the Law will not apply to the extent that they are inconsistent or otherwise in conflict with the provisions in an employment contract or in a collective bargaining agreement.” (2)
- Federal Grant Funded Jobs: All employers who are federal contractors or are recipients of a federal grant are bound by the Drug Free Workplace Act. As a precondition to receiving a federal contract or grant the employer must provide a drug-free workplace.
What Nevada Employers Need to Know
As of January 1, 2020, employers will be required to change their hiring practices. To be in compliance with the new law, AB 132, Nevada employers should consider taking the following actions:
- Revise the company’s drug-testing requirements so that they will not be in violation of the new prohibition.
- Make it clear to all potential employees that if they fail a pre-employment drug test, they have the right to take a second test.
- Analyze current job classifications and reclassify any that would be exempt from the new law. These would be the jobs that could still require drug testing.
- Hold training sessions for all Human Resource personnel and include managers and supervisors. It is important they stay current on the rules of the new law and all ramifications of non-compliance.
- Review all wording in job postings to comply with the law.
“The Law in Nevada may be the first of its kind, but it is likely not the last.” (2) More states are sure to follow suit. With the rapidly changing environment and attitudes about cannabis use, having laws that do not penalize people for partaking in any lawful activity are necessary. The use of legal cannabis should never preclude a qualified person from being hired for a job. Nevada’s AB 132, “balances employers’ efforts to maintain safe and healthy work environments with a growing cannabis industry and increasing numbers of employees who lawfully use cannabis.” (2)
WHERE TO GET THE BEST CANNABIS PRODUCTS?
Now that using cannabis products for medicinal and recreational purposes is legal in Nevada, it is time to find the best dispensary to get some quality products. In Las Vegas there is no better place to go but Euphoria Wellness.
ALL ABOUT EUPHORIA WELLNESS
If you have not been to Euphoria Wellness you are missing out on the best in medicinal and recreational cannabis. Euphoria Wellness became the first cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas in August 2015. Since then their highly trained staff have been providing customers with “expertise, education, and guidance” about the latest in all things’ cannabis.
Euphoria Wellness was designed to make the customer feel safe and comfortable at all time during their visit. The customers privacy and security are a top priority. Whether one has no experience with cannabis or if one is a long-time user, Euphoria Wellness “can make recommendations to help raise your level of cannabis enjoyment and exceed your highest expectations.“
Euphoria Wellness staff are knowledgeable about “the most recent strains, extracts, and cannabis products available.” What ever way you choose to enjoy cannabis Euphoria Wellness has the product for you. Some examples of their products are:
- Acapulco gold
- Blue Dream
- Blueberry Pie
- Cookies and Dream
- Snow Daze
- Sour Patch Kiss
- Cherry Cream Pie
- Donkey Butter
- Grease Monkey
- Kimbo Kush
- Lee Roy TK
- Deadhead OG Cured Resin
- Denver Dabs
- Hurricane Moon Rocks
- Pina Colada Moon Rocks
- Skywalker OG Live Resin Sugar
- Game Time
- Knight Time
- Lemon Tangie
- Mango Live Resin
- Bruce Banner
- Body Creams and Lotions
- Body Spray
- CBD Lozenges
- Crystal Isolate
- Vape Oil
- Cannahemp Cartridges
- Cannahemp Elixir
- Pain Relief Cream
- Tiger Rub
- CBD Tincture Drops
- CBD Tablets
- CBD Caramel Dark Chocolate
- CBD Caramel Milk Chocolate Bar
- CBD Dark Chocolate
- Peruvian Dark Chocolate with Sea Salt
- Hard Candies
- CBD Teas
- Pretzel Bites
- Soda Type Drinks
What ever form of cannabis you desire Euphoria Wellness has it available. Give us a call or stop by the dispensary to talk with our knowledgeable staff to find out all that you need to know before you decide to try. The mission at Euphoria Wellness is for the customer to:
“Enjoy a seamless, comfortable experience from start to finish thanks to our trained Euphoria Wellness team. Each member is ready to provide you with the safest medicinal and recreational options, helping you to make informed decisions that heal your symptoms or fulfill your desired outcomes.”
(1) Lam, K. (2019) Nevada becomes first state to ban employers from refusing job applicants based on failed cannabis test. USA Today. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/06/12/nevada-first-state-employment-cannabis-testing/1440037001/
(2) Glasser, N.M. (2019) Nevada Becomes First State to Prohibit Rejection of Applicants Testing Positive for Cannabis. The National Law Review. Retrieved from https://www.natlawreview.com/article/nevada-becomes-first-state-to-prohibit-rejection-applicants-testing-positive