Department of Transportation LogoToday the Department of Transportation (DOT) released a notice in response to recent state laws passed allowing the use of so-called “recreational marijuana.”

In the notice, Jim L. Swart, Director, Office of the Secretary of Transportation, Office of Drug and Alcohol Policy and Compliance, said,” The Department of Transportation’s Drug and Alcohol Testing Regulation – 49 CFR Part 40 – does not authorize the use of Schedule I drugs, including marijuana, for any reason.”

This communication clarifies any confusion as a result of the recent state legislation. Marijuana remains a Schedule I drug in the Controlled Substances Act and the use of marijuana is not tolerated under the Department of Transportation’s drug testing regulations. The mission of the DOT remains focused on a safety for Americans traveling on our public transportation systems.

To read the full communication, click here.

Also, review an archived recording of our webinar, “The Marijuana Dilemma: What Employers Should Know and What They Can Do About It,” presented by drug testing industry expert Bill Current on December 13 at 2 p.m. central.

For more information about drug testing, visit our website.