Louisiana Marijuana Employer Guidelines“Recreational vs. personal” use of marijuana: We recognize that a majority of the country uses the term “recreational use” when referring to states that have legalized possession and use of limited amounts of marijuana for those over 21.
Louisiana personal and medical use of marijuana.
Medical Use: On June 29, 2015, Governor Jindal signed into law SB 143 authorizing a number of organizations in the state to develop procedures for prescribing, growing and dispensing marijuana for medical use by a very limited number of individuals. Federal DEA provides physicians with authority to prescribe controlled substances. Marijuana is a Schedule I substance under federal law. It is highly unlikely this law will be implemented.
The initial cutoff level for marijuana must be no lower than 50ng/mL and no higher than 100ng/mL. All other testing will be conducted in accordance with the procedures of the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration (SAMHSA).
Personal Use: There is currently no personal use of marijuana in this state.
For more information regarding marijuana at work refer to Info Cubic’s Drug Screening compliance corner.