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House Passes Marijuana Bill That Would Leave Legalization to States

December 17, 2020

AGC Supports Employer Right to Maintain Safe, Drug-Free Workplaces

On December 4, the House of Representatives passed the Marijuana Opportunity Reinvestment and Expungement (MORE) Act (H.R. 3884), which would remove marijuana from the federally controlled substances list and thereby leave individual states to determine whether or not to legalize it. AGC leads—with the National Safety Coalition and other construction groups—the call for Congress to consider the impacts of such an approach on workplace safety and help with developing an evidence-based standard for detecting marijuana impairment before passing such legislation. The bill is not unlikely to be considered by the Senate in 2020. As such, it will have to start the legislative process from ground zero in 2021. AGC neither supports nor opposes efforts to legalize marijuana use. However, the association unequivocally supports construction employers’ right to maintain safe, drug-free workplaces for their employees.

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