The New York City Council has passed a ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana usage. The bill prohibits employers from requiring a prospective employee to submit to testing for THC as a condition of employment. Exceptions are provided for security-sensitive jobs, and those tied to a federal or state contract or grant. See the original […]

A New York City councilman has drafted legislation that would prohibit testing for marijuana by companies as a requirement for employment. Jumanne Williams is sponsoring the legislation. There are exceptions to the rule. Those exceptions would be for safety and security sensitive jobs, including emergency responders and drivers. See the original article at Fox 8

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance on Wednesday dropped more than 3,000 open marijuana smoking and possession cases dating back to 1978. The district attorney’s decision applies to misdemeanor and violation cases in which a warrant was issued because the defendant failed to appear in court. It does not apply to any cases where a defendant […]

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced on Tuesday that his office will no longer prosecute most charges for the use or possession of marijuana. Beginning Wednesday, prosecutors will not file charges for such offenses committed in New York City. A release from the district attorney’s office outlining the new policy listed two possible exceptions. Offenders […]