BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A vote is expected Tuesday or Wednesday to officially legalize recreational marijuana in the state of New York.
The bill also gives employers the right to maintain a drug-free workplace, which, according to the Buffalo Niagara Partnership, was not covered under previous versions of the bill.
“It is classifying cannabis as an intoxicant just like alcohol,” said Buffalo Niagara Partnership Vice President Grant Loomis. “So, an employer knows from an HR perspective how to deal with intoxicants and that fits into that category.”
Loomis went on to tell 7 Eyewitness News that drug tests would become more complicated because they can not detect how long someone has had marijuana in their system yet.