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New bill would protect employees by forbidding drug testing for THC

Proposed by Rep. David Bowen
Posted: 5:02 PM, Feb 20, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-21 14:36:12Z

MADISON - A new proposed bill would forbid employers from testing employees for THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.

According to TODAY'S TMJ4's sister station  WISC-TV , the bill was introduced by Rep. David Bowen, from District 10 in Milwaukee. 

The bill is an effort to reform Wisconsin's marijuana laws and aims to protect employers who may have had encounters with marijuana in legal states. Employers wouldn't be allowed to fire or not hire an employee for testing positive for THC. 

WISC-TV reported that Bowen said, "This is not the debate about recreational marijuana, this is the debate about making sure we are protecting people from losing their jobs and losing their incomes from doing something that is actually legal in another state."

Both recreational and medical marijuana are still illegal in Wisconsin, but Bowen's proposition protects people who may have consumed marijuana, hopefully in a legal state.