It’s Lit! NYC Can No Longer Test For Weed When Hiring Or Probation Folks

The NYC Council announced that they just passed bills prohibiting marijuana testing being required as part of the hiring process in New York City, and banning the City from requiring marijuana testing for people on probation.

‘This bill will close one trap door that trips people up,” said the council’s Public Safety Committee chair Donovan Richards. “Too many people come out, they are trying to do better, and they get busted for marijuana and go back into jail or prison. This sets them back.”

The city conducts hundreds of such tests each year.

NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson✔@NYCSpeakerCoJo

BREAKING: The @NYCCouncil just passed bills prohibiting marijuana testing being required as part of the hiring process in New York City, and banning the City from requiring marijuana testing for people on probation. Thank you @JumaaneWilliams & @DRichards13 for your leadership.

Source: https://power1051.iheart.com

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