Alabama Drug Testing Laws and Regulations
|Statute of Order:||Alabama Code §25-5-330 et seq.|
|Covered Employers:||All employers.|
|Applicant Testing:||Testing is authorized after applicant is given notice of drug-testing policy and a conditional offer of employment.|
|Employee Testing:||Testing is authorized, including random testing and testing on reasonable suspicion, as part of fitness-for-duty exam, after on- the-job injury, or as follow-up to a rehabilitation program. Employees must receive 60 days' advance notice of testing policy, which must be conspicuously posted.|
|Conditions & Methods:||Confirming test in case of positive result. Opportunity to contest or explain positive test within five days of receiving results.|
|Medical Marijuana Law:||Under existing laws, the state of Alabama prohibits the use and possession of marijuana. HB2, which is the medical marijuana bill and HB 550, which is the Alabama Cannabis and Hemp Reform Act of 2013. These were vetoed by the Alabama House of Representative in the first quarter of 2013. HB2 would have legalized the use of medical marijuana for qualified patients as recommended by medical doctors. HB550 would have legalized the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana for adults 21 and above, and allow for the cultivation of up to 12 plants of marijuana in a secured location. In a poll conducted in 2004 by the University of South Alabama, it was found that 75% of respondents are in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical use. The two bills were sponsored by Rep. Patricia Todd and advocates are hoping that the two bills will be passed in 2014.|
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