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.
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