Legal private use of cannabis a challenge for workplace drug testing
A lawyers take on the challenges that the referendum on Cannabis might bring come next year.
NZS4760, the new Oral Fluid Standard, is due out shortly so a solution will be available for employees. Urine testing produces positive results up to weeks after Cannabis use although the impairment window is well over. Oral Fluid testing has a much closer correlation between the impairment window and detection time for cannabis use.
Oral Fluid testing is used in roadside Drug Testing in Australia. Another question going into the referendum will be how will NZ test for ‘Drugged Drivers’?
More to come shortly when the new standard is published.