The Chamber joins a growing list of groups and prominent individuals opposed to Proposition 203, including Sen. John McCain and Sen. Jon Kyl.
Language in Proposition 203 makes it illegal for an employer to discipline an employee for testing positive for marijuana if that employee is enrolled in the state’s medical marijuana program, regardless of the level of marijuana in the employee’s system or whether the employee is using marijuana outside his or her physician’s instructions.
The proposition does allow for employee discipline if that employee is impaired by marijuana, but a reading of the language in Proposition 203 places the burden for proving such impairment on the employer, yet most workplace drug tests do not determine whether the employee was impaired at the time of testing.
“This issue of impairment is a critical one for voters to consider,” Hamer said. “The potential safety impacts on marijuana users’ co-workers, the customers they interact with or the general public cannot be overlooked.”
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