Parkinson floats concept ending marijuana testing
A pair of drug-related bills are introduced in the 37th Guam Legislature. The first, Bill 5, would authorize law enforcement, first responders, and community organizations to have access to naloxone. This to prevent opioid overdose including fentanyl.
The measure introduced by Speaker Therese Terlaje would be called the Guam Opiod Overdose Prevention Act of 2023.
Also introduced, Bill 6 by Senator William Parkinson, which would end marijuana drug testing under what he calling the Responsible Cannabis User Employment Protection Act. Excluding any federal mandates, the measure would stop employers, landlors, colleges and local government agencies to drug test for marijuana.
The proposed testing prohibition does not stop police from going after those driving under the influence, and does not stop employers from taking action should it affect the employee’s behavior in the workplace.