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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Should Medical Pot Be Allowed In Drug-Free Workplace?

Legislation Moves To State Senate

SALEM, Ore. -- Under a bill passed by the Oregon House, an employee's medical marijuana card would do them no good if a work-related drug test showed traces of pot in their system.

Current law requires employers to accommodate medical marijuana users. But some lobbyists say that's confusing for businesses that are trying to put drug-free workplace rules into place.

Supporters of medical marijuana argue the bill would make it harder for patients using a legal medical treatment to hold down a job.

After 39-20 vote in the Republican-controlled House, the bill now goes to the state Senate.


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