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Feds Issue Updated Guidance Regarding the Hiring of Federal Workers with a History of Cannabis Use

The revisions make it clear that the federal Drug-Free Workplace Act — passed in 1988 — remains in place, and that federal employees “are required to refrain” from the use of either cannabis or other federally controlled substances “whether on or off duty.” Employees who do not do so will face disciplinary action.