Acworth, GA asked in Consumer Law, Employment Law and Products Liability for Georgia

Q: I was denied a job for taking CBD for my lupus. It was not labeled as having any THC. It did, and I failed my drug test.

Can I do anything about the employer or seller?

1 Lawyer Answer
Ken Shigley
Ken Shigley
  • Products Liability Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: There are not enough facts here.

Re: the seller or manufacturer, determine whether they included warnings about the product potentially causing one to fail a drug test designed to detect marijuana, etc. If so, it's probably on you.

Re: the employer, this is a developing area of law but generally even in states where recreational cannabis is legal, employers may bar its use by employees and administer and act upon drug tests accordingly. I have not seen a case on this in Georgia.

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