Decriminalization Of Marijuana

North Dakota House Bill 1050 updates laws regarding the consumption of controlled substances. It clarifies that someone who ingests a controlled substance that was not prescribed by a valid practitioner is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.

However, the bill also states that this does not apply to “ingesting, inhaling, injecting, or otherwise taking into the body marijuana.”

Employers in North Dakota should consult with legal counsel regarding how this may affect any drug screening tests they conduct for employment purposes.

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