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As legal pot nears, employers pushing for drug testing law stuck at starting line

By Jolson Lim      

Employers have been pushing the federal government to address what they see as legal uncertainty surrounding cannabis use by workers.

A pot smoker on Parliament Hill, pictured. Employer associations are worried about a spike in workplace impairment following legalization this year. The Hill Times file photograph

With cannabis legalization likely weeks or months away, some employers are still pushing the federal government to allow mandatory alcohol and drug tests in “safety-sensitive” industries, but Ottawa has given no sign it will touch their request.

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