In just under a year from now, most New York workers won’t need to be concerned about marijuana testing, since a new law will prohibit most employers from conducting pre-employment drug testing for marijuana as a condition of employment. Exceptions are made for safety and security jobs and workers tied to federal or state contracts or grants. It will be enacted May 10, 2020.
If you’re currently taking medical marijuana or legal opioids (i.e., painkillers), McNerney recommends revealing this only after a conditional job offer is extended.
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As a prospective employee, you have the right to decline taking a drug test, but there could be consequences.
“Employers give you the opportunity to get with your doctor, provide your information,” Simo says. “Thirty-three percent of employers overturn that result from positive to negative based on having a valid reason.”
“What they’re worrying about is that a doctor, nurse or medical assistant is giving the patient some, and then taking some,” he says. “They’re using it as a deeper due diligence.”
But according to a breathalyser manufacturer, food products that use yeast can in fact make you fail a breathalyser test. This is because yeast makes dough rise by fermenting sugars into a number of substances, one of which is alcohol.
“I am a married dad and have two grown-up children. I have never taken drugs,” said the Liverpool man.
And in case you’re wondering what other kinds of foods could lead you to fail a substance test, we’ve got the answer for you: the best kinds.
“If you eat a poppy seed roll, it could give rise to a positive result on a urine drug test for morphine,” says Atholl Johnston, Professor of Pharmacology at Queen Mary University.
Like pizza and pastries.
But having a few G&Ts could also liven up your drug test results.
Speaking to the Liverpool Echo, the father of two, who wishes to remain anonymous, insists the test reading was the result of him eating poppy seed bread and buns the day before the test.