Caesars Entertainment has recently announced that it has ended pre-employment testing for marijuana.
The company has now joined many other companies that have no longer screened job candidates for cannabis use as a condition for employment with their company.
Executive vice president of corporate communications and community affairs for the company, Rich Broome, remarked, “A number of states have changed their laws and we felt we might be missing some good candidates because of the marijuana issue and we felt that pre-screening for marijuana was on the whole, counterproductive. If somebody is believed to be using or high at work, then we would continue to screen for marijuana and other drugs.”
He also said, “There are certain jobs which there are U.S. Department of Transportation requirements that we’re mandated to pre-screen for marijuana. So we’ll still screen for those.”