The Bottom Line: How Could Legalizing Recreational Marijuana Affect Hiring Practices

Nov 11, 2016

Providence Business News Editor Mark Murphy joins Rhode Island Public Radio's Dave Fallon for our weekly business segment, The Bottom Line. 

How the changing legality of marijuana affects job searches and employee screenings? That’s the subject of this week’s segment, where Dave and Mark speak with Christine Cunneen, CEO of the firm “Hire Image” of Johnston.

The firm is a provider of background screening, drug testing for businesses, nonprofits, government agencies, and other organizations.

The subject is now a regional issue, following Massachusetts’ vote Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana. Federal pot bans still takes precedence over state laws, and the subject is further complicated by the use medicinal marijuana.