Proposed bill would eliminate employer drug testing for THC

Employers would not be allowed to drug test for THC under a new proposal aimed at reforming Wisconsin’s marijuana laws.

Rep. David Bowen from Milwaukee introduced the bill Thursday that prevents employers from testing workers for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

Bowen said the focus of the bill is to protect people who could lose their job after traveling to states where marijuana is legal.

“This is not the debate about recreational marijuana, this is the debate about making sure we are protecting people from losing their jobs and losing their incomes from doing something that is actually legal in another state,” Bowen said.

The bill does include certain exceptions. Neither recreational nor medical marijuana is legal in Wisconsin.