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June 21, 2021

Aleece Burgio Featured in WGRZ Article on Prescreening Job Candidates for Marijuana

Aleece Burgio, Cannabis Team leader at Barclay Damon and New York State Bar Association Committee on Cannabis Law co-chair, was featured in the WGRZ article “Prescreening for Marijuana Still Weeding Out Job Candidates; Could That Change?” on how preemployment testing for marijuana may become a thing of the past in New York State. Aleece said, “Employers aren’t really pretesting anymore, unless they have a federal contract, or it would violate any type of federal law for them to perform their duties and their business.” In New York State, marijuana is now treated similarly to alcohol in the eyes of the law. “If you’re drinking on a Thursday you can still go to work on a Friday, if you’re smoking weed on a Thursday, you can go to work Friday,” Aleece said. “The difference is when you’re testing for marijuana it stays in your system for so long, it doesn’t mean you’re impaired.”

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