Will the Bernie Sanders Pot Bill Make Drug Testing Go up in Smoke?

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who is seeking the Democratic nomination for president, introduced a marijuana-related bill in early November that might hasten the proliferation of state laws on recreational pot.

This development could cause employers some concern about the continued efficacy of their drug usage and testing policies and also raise other, less critical questions. For example, will they decide to add more vending machines or restock the Funyuns and other munchies more frequently?

The bill introduced by Sanders would remove marijuana from Schedule I of the federal Controlled Substances Act. This change would, among other things, let states decide if they want to make pot use legal without worrying about violating federal law. 

Judging from the number of states that have already legalized recreational use of marijuana (four, plus the District of Columbia) and the number of states with upcoming bills or ballot measures looking to do the...

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