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Amendment 64: Are drug-free businesses actually required to have drug tests?

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Since Colorado voted to legalize recreational use of marijuana, there have been concerns about contradictions that now exist between state and federal laws — including a contentious debate about workplace regulation. One Denver CEO told us that legal pot will make it hard for him to hire people, because he has to maintain a drug-free environment. But an A64 backer tells us that many employers are misguided — and that businesses don’t have to do drug testing.

Last week Jeffrey Popiel, president and CEO of a Denver-based company called Geotech, which manufactures and sells environmental equipment, told us that his biggest concern with the Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol measure is that he’ll have to turn away candidates for jobs, because even though state law says they can now smoke, it doesn’t change policies at his company.

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